Introduction: Flower Planter
I made the above Flower Planter for my Mother several years ago, it has seen better days. I brung it home, to maybe redo or replace some parts. But trying to take apart, after applying glue, wasn't a good idea. Ended up breaking it apart. Savage the shapes to use as a pattern. I will try my best show how I made a new one.
I have also included the video of me making this, which might make better sense, than these instructions.
You will need the following:
Jigsaw or Scroll saw or both
Pocket hole Jig ( I used a Kreg)
Pocket hole screws
Rustoluem Kona Stain
Outdoor Satin Clear Finish
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Step 1: Cutting the Lumber to Size
I purchased some common lumber from Home Depot, plus had some on hand. I cut the following pieces:
2 pieces 27 3/4" long x 9" wide x 3/4" thick
1 piece 27 3/4" long x 5 3/4" wide x 3/4" thick
1 piece 27 3/4" long x 7 1/4" wide x 3/4" thick for the bottom shelf.
2 pieces 33" long x 7 1/4" wide x 3/4" thick for the side rails
Step 2: Tracing
I traced the shapes of the original onto the new boards. I think I used a piece of old furniture base mold for the original pattern.
If you don't have a pattern, try to draw something similar, you only need half the pattern, then flip it over for the other half. As for the Heart and handle cutouts, I remember just free handing them.
Step 3: Saw
I used a Scroll Saw and a Jigsaw to cut out the shapes.
Note I used a drill bit to make the pilot holes for the Jigsaw blade.
Step 4: Sand
Then I sanded the profile shapes on a Sander.
Step 5: Routing Edges
I put a 1/4" Round over bit, in my Router Table and went over all the edges.
Step 6: Add Texture
I decided that I wanted to add a texture look to the boards. I bought the above Paint stripper, installed it into my Drill, and went over the boards that was going to show.
Step 7: Stain
I stained the wood, using Rustoluem Kona stain, let set for about 3 minutes, then wiped off the access. Allowed the parts to dry for a few hours or overnight. Then sprayed a couple coats of Rustoluem Matte clear sealer.
Step 8: CNC
After the clear coat dried, I used my CNC for the Welcome and Humming Birds, if you don't have a CNC, either use a stencil or Paint the lettering.
Step 9: Pocket Screws
Make my marks on the boards for the location on pocket screws, Then clamped the Kreg jig and drill the holes.
Step 10: Assemble
Once I had all the parts ready, it's time for assembly. Just attach pieces with pocket screws as shown in the pictures.
Step 11: Enjoy
Took the finish piece to my my Mom's house and she put her flowers in the containers. Added a plant and decorations to the bottom shelf.
I think it turned out Great and my Mother loved it. I hope this gave somebody a idea.
When I built the first one, the Blue one, I had no plans, just winged it.