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abimal-crossing:

handyourclaps:

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recycleandcreate:


Make your own raised garden bed for about $10 buck!
Cedar raised bed make gardening easier, more accessible, more economical, and more efficient. But often a cedar raised bed can cost hundreds of dollars. With this plan, Ana White http://ana-white.com/2010/05/hack-natural-rustic-cedar-raised-beds.html  figured out how to create raised cedar beds - deep ones - for about $10 each.
Here’s her story:
A while back while shopping at the Blue Store - AKA Lowes - shopping for mortar and grout and stuff for our river rock stone veneer for the face of our house, I happened to smell some cedar.
And I love the smell of cedar.  So I followed my nose to a pile of dogeared 1x6s on special for $1.59 each. 
$1.59 Each for a 1x6, 6’ Long.  That’s 1/3 the cost of pine 1x6s.  And granted, these were fence pickets and the corners were tapered off, but that’s only the top inch. And yes, the were 5/8” thick instead of 6/8” (or 3/4”), but I was okay with not paying 10 times as much to get my corners back and an 1/8” of thickness.  Besides, I had a specific use in mind for these fence pickets.
So I bought six boards for a grand total of $9.54, and went home and somehow found 20 minutes to build this.
Not bad for $10. And naturally weather resistant cedar too!  For a planter, you want to use natural wood because treated lumber releases odors and chemical that you don’t want mixed in with your food.  And cedar naturally resists rot and insects, so a great choice for planters.
This planter also resists rot and insects.
I would like to suggest that re-using timber from commercial pallets could brig the cost almost to minimum. For example recently I had couple of pallets from a friend of mine owning a warehouse….took them apart and used the timber planks to set them on the walls of my bedrooms just as a feature walls. I would strongly recommend the reclaimed pallets not only because they cost nothing - it simply makes your project greener;)
FYI
I can’t remember off hand but there are two types of pallet wood. The one is processed is not food grade. Thus the wood should only be used for flower planters.
I know I saw this somewhere on the web… the noxious processing could cause major health issues if you grow veggies and fruit in planters made from the processed wood.
MATERIALS AND TOOLS



Shopping List: 


6 Cedar Fence Pickets1″ Screws2″ ScrewsWood GlueFinishing Supplies




Tools: 

measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
table saw





CUT LIST


Cut List: 


4 – 1×6 Fence Pickets @ 72″ (Side Panels, you can trim the dog ear off and work with a 71″ Fence post)8 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 11″ (Corner Posts)4 – 1×6 Fence Pickets @ 17 3/4″ (End Panels)2 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 72″ (Top Trim, I used the non-dogeared ones from the center of the cuts)2 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 19″ (Top Trim, Ends)






GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS




Work on a clean level surface and check for square after each step. Predrill and countersink your screw holes. Be safe, especially with the table saw, and have fun.Rip your Corner Posts
In 160 Plan Posts, I’ve never asked you to rip anything. And I’m dreading asking you to rip this fence post. But I’ve done the math, and by ripping one fence post into 4 – 1 1/4″ wide strips, you are saving quite a bit of money (well, that is, if you intend to build a garden full of planters). So set your tablesaw to 1 1/4″ and rip one of the fence posts to 1 1/4″ wide, as shown above. If you don’t have a table saw, you can use 1×2 cedar boards, but you will need to add 1/2″ to the final top trim boards on the ends. And you are going to have to shell out an extra few bucks.
Side PanelsUse your 1″ screws and glue to put together your side panels as shown above. The post will overextend the sides by 5/8″ as shown above. I also used my Kreg Jig™ to join the boards together in the center, and you can do this too. But I feel like my planters are too “flat” and had I not joined the boards in the center, the planter would be more rustic.

End PanelsBuild your end panels exactly like your side panels.




Assembling the PanelsThe panels should fit together like a puzzle. Fasten with 2″ screws and glue. Check for square.
End Top EdgesFinish the end top edges just like you did the sides. If you used 1x2s measuring 1 1/2″ wide, you will need to measure and cut this board to the planters dimensions.
recycleandcreate:


Make your own raised garden bed for about $10 buck!
Cedar raised bed make gardening easier, more accessible, more economical, and more efficient. But often a cedar raised bed can cost hundreds of dollars. With this plan, Ana White http://ana-white.com/2010/05/hack-natural-rustic-cedar-raised-beds.html  figured out how to create raised cedar beds - deep ones - for about $10 each.
Here’s her story:
A while back while shopping at the Blue Store - AKA Lowes - shopping for mortar and grout and stuff for our river rock stone veneer for the face of our house, I happened to smell some cedar.
And I love the smell of cedar.  So I followed my nose to a pile of dogeared 1x6s on special for $1.59 each. 
$1.59 Each for a 1x6, 6’ Long.  That’s 1/3 the cost of pine 1x6s.  And granted, these were fence pickets and the corners were tapered off, but that’s only the top inch. And yes, the were 5/8” thick instead of 6/8” (or 3/4”), but I was okay with not paying 10 times as much to get my corners back and an 1/8” of thickness.  Besides, I had a specific use in mind for these fence pickets.
So I bought six boards for a grand total of $9.54, and went home and somehow found 20 minutes to build this.
Not bad for $10. And naturally weather resistant cedar too!  For a planter, you want to use natural wood because treated lumber releases odors and chemical that you don’t want mixed in with your food.  And cedar naturally resists rot and insects, so a great choice for planters.
This planter also resists rot and insects.
I would like to suggest that re-using timber from commercial pallets could brig the cost almost to minimum. For example recently I had couple of pallets from a friend of mine owning a warehouse….took them apart and used the timber planks to set them on the walls of my bedrooms just as a feature walls. I would strongly recommend the reclaimed pallets not only because they cost nothing - it simply makes your project greener;)
FYI
I can’t remember off hand but there are two types of pallet wood. The one is processed is not food grade. Thus the wood should only be used for flower planters.
I know I saw this somewhere on the web… the noxious processing could cause major health issues if you grow veggies and fruit in planters made from the processed wood.
MATERIALS AND TOOLS



Shopping List: 


6 Cedar Fence Pickets1″ Screws2″ ScrewsWood GlueFinishing Supplies




Tools: 

measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
table saw





CUT LIST


Cut List: 


4 – 1×6 Fence Pickets @ 72″ (Side Panels, you can trim the dog ear off and work with a 71″ Fence post)8 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 11″ (Corner Posts)4 – 1×6 Fence Pickets @ 17 3/4″ (End Panels)2 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 72″ (Top Trim, I used the non-dogeared ones from the center of the cuts)2 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 19″ (Top Trim, Ends)






GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS




Work on a clean level surface and check for square after each step. Predrill and countersink your screw holes. Be safe, especially with the table saw, and have fun.Rip your Corner Posts
In 160 Plan Posts, I’ve never asked you to rip anything. And I’m dreading asking you to rip this fence post. But I’ve done the math, and by ripping one fence post into 4 – 1 1/4″ wide strips, you are saving quite a bit of money (well, that is, if you intend to build a garden full of planters). So set your tablesaw to 1 1/4″ and rip one of the fence posts to 1 1/4″ wide, as shown above. If you don’t have a table saw, you can use 1×2 cedar boards, but you will need to add 1/2″ to the final top trim boards on the ends. And you are going to have to shell out an extra few bucks.
Side PanelsUse your 1″ screws and glue to put together your side panels as shown above. The post will overextend the sides by 5/8″ as shown above. I also used my Kreg Jig™ to join the boards together in the center, and you can do this too. But I feel like my planters are too “flat” and had I not joined the boards in the center, the planter would be more rustic.

End PanelsBuild your end panels exactly like your side panels.




Assembling the PanelsThe panels should fit together like a puzzle. Fasten with 2″ screws and glue. Check for square.
End Top EdgesFinish the end top edges just like you did the sides. If you used 1x2s measuring 1 1/2″ wide, you will need to measure and cut this board to the planters dimensions.
recycleandcreate:


Make your own raised garden bed for about $10 buck!
Cedar raised bed make gardening easier, more accessible, more economical, and more efficient. But often a cedar raised bed can cost hundreds of dollars. With this plan, Ana White http://ana-white.com/2010/05/hack-natural-rustic-cedar-raised-beds.html  figured out how to create raised cedar beds - deep ones - for about $10 each.
Here’s her story:
A while back while shopping at the Blue Store - AKA Lowes - shopping for mortar and grout and stuff for our river rock stone veneer for the face of our house, I happened to smell some cedar.
And I love the smell of cedar.  So I followed my nose to a pile of dogeared 1x6s on special for $1.59 each. 
$1.59 Each for a 1x6, 6’ Long.  That’s 1/3 the cost of pine 1x6s.  And granted, these were fence pickets and the corners were tapered off, but that’s only the top inch. And yes, the were 5/8” thick instead of 6/8” (or 3/4”), but I was okay with not paying 10 times as much to get my corners back and an 1/8” of thickness.  Besides, I had a specific use in mind for these fence pickets.
So I bought six boards for a grand total of $9.54, and went home and somehow found 20 minutes to build this.
Not bad for $10. And naturally weather resistant cedar too!  For a planter, you want to use natural wood because treated lumber releases odors and chemical that you don’t want mixed in with your food.  And cedar naturally resists rot and insects, so a great choice for planters.
This planter also resists rot and insects.
I would like to suggest that re-using timber from commercial pallets could brig the cost almost to minimum. For example recently I had couple of pallets from a friend of mine owning a warehouse….took them apart and used the timber planks to set them on the walls of my bedrooms just as a feature walls. I would strongly recommend the reclaimed pallets not only because they cost nothing - it simply makes your project greener;)
FYI
I can’t remember off hand but there are two types of pallet wood. The one is processed is not food grade. Thus the wood should only be used for flower planters.
I know I saw this somewhere on the web… the noxious processing could cause major health issues if you grow veggies and fruit in planters made from the processed wood.
MATERIALS AND TOOLS



Shopping List: 


6 Cedar Fence Pickets1″ Screws2″ ScrewsWood GlueFinishing Supplies




Tools: 

measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
table saw





CUT LIST


Cut List: 


4 – 1×6 Fence Pickets @ 72″ (Side Panels, you can trim the dog ear off and work with a 71″ Fence post)8 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 11″ (Corner Posts)4 – 1×6 Fence Pickets @ 17 3/4″ (End Panels)2 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 72″ (Top Trim, I used the non-dogeared ones from the center of the cuts)2 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 19″ (Top Trim, Ends)






GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS




Work on a clean level surface and check for square after each step. Predrill and countersink your screw holes. Be safe, especially with the table saw, and have fun.Rip your Corner Posts
In 160 Plan Posts, I’ve never asked you to rip anything. And I’m dreading asking you to rip this fence post. But I’ve done the math, and by ripping one fence post into 4 – 1 1/4″ wide strips, you are saving quite a bit of money (well, that is, if you intend to build a garden full of planters). So set your tablesaw to 1 1/4″ and rip one of the fence posts to 1 1/4″ wide, as shown above. If you don’t have a table saw, you can use 1×2 cedar boards, but you will need to add 1/2″ to the final top trim boards on the ends. And you are going to have to shell out an extra few bucks.
Side PanelsUse your 1″ screws and glue to put together your side panels as shown above. The post will overextend the sides by 5/8″ as shown above. I also used my Kreg Jig™ to join the boards together in the center, and you can do this too. But I feel like my planters are too “flat” and had I not joined the boards in the center, the planter would be more rustic.

End PanelsBuild your end panels exactly like your side panels.




Assembling the PanelsThe panels should fit together like a puzzle. Fasten with 2″ screws and glue. Check for square.
End Top EdgesFinish the end top edges just like you did the sides. If you used 1x2s measuring 1 1/2″ wide, you will need to measure and cut this board to the planters dimensions.
recycleandcreate:


Make your own raised garden bed for about $10 buck!
Cedar raised bed make gardening easier, more accessible, more economical, and more efficient. But often a cedar raised bed can cost hundreds of dollars. With this plan, Ana White http://ana-white.com/2010/05/hack-natural-rustic-cedar-raised-beds.html  figured out how to create raised cedar beds - deep ones - for about $10 each.
Here’s her story:
A while back while shopping at the Blue Store - AKA Lowes - shopping for mortar and grout and stuff for our river rock stone veneer for the face of our house, I happened to smell some cedar.
And I love the smell of cedar.  So I followed my nose to a pile of dogeared 1x6s on special for $1.59 each. 
$1.59 Each for a 1x6, 6’ Long.  That’s 1/3 the cost of pine 1x6s.  And granted, these were fence pickets and the corners were tapered off, but that’s only the top inch. And yes, the were 5/8” thick instead of 6/8” (or 3/4”), but I was okay with not paying 10 times as much to get my corners back and an 1/8” of thickness.  Besides, I had a specific use in mind for these fence pickets.
So I bought six boards for a grand total of $9.54, and went home and somehow found 20 minutes to build this.
Not bad for $10. And naturally weather resistant cedar too!  For a planter, you want to use natural wood because treated lumber releases odors and chemical that you don’t want mixed in with your food.  And cedar naturally resists rot and insects, so a great choice for planters.
This planter also resists rot and insects.
I would like to suggest that re-using timber from commercial pallets could brig the cost almost to minimum. For example recently I had couple of pallets from a friend of mine owning a warehouse….took them apart and used the timber planks to set them on the walls of my bedrooms just as a feature walls. I would strongly recommend the reclaimed pallets not only because they cost nothing - it simply makes your project greener;)
FYI
I can’t remember off hand but there are two types of pallet wood. The one is processed is not food grade. Thus the wood should only be used for flower planters.
I know I saw this somewhere on the web… the noxious processing could cause major health issues if you grow veggies and fruit in planters made from the processed wood.
MATERIALS AND TOOLS



Shopping List: 


6 Cedar Fence Pickets1″ Screws2″ ScrewsWood GlueFinishing Supplies




Tools: 

measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
table saw





CUT LIST


Cut List: 


4 – 1×6 Fence Pickets @ 72″ (Side Panels, you can trim the dog ear off and work with a 71″ Fence post)8 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 11″ (Corner Posts)4 – 1×6 Fence Pickets @ 17 3/4″ (End Panels)2 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 72″ (Top Trim, I used the non-dogeared ones from the center of the cuts)2 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 19″ (Top Trim, Ends)






GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS




Work on a clean level surface and check for square after each step. Predrill and countersink your screw holes. Be safe, especially with the table saw, and have fun.Rip your Corner Posts
In 160 Plan Posts, I’ve never asked you to rip anything. And I’m dreading asking you to rip this fence post. But I’ve done the math, and by ripping one fence post into 4 – 1 1/4″ wide strips, you are saving quite a bit of money (well, that is, if you intend to build a garden full of planters). So set your tablesaw to 1 1/4″ and rip one of the fence posts to 1 1/4″ wide, as shown above. If you don’t have a table saw, you can use 1×2 cedar boards, but you will need to add 1/2″ to the final top trim boards on the ends. And you are going to have to shell out an extra few bucks.
Side PanelsUse your 1″ screws and glue to put together your side panels as shown above. The post will overextend the sides by 5/8″ as shown above. I also used my Kreg Jig™ to join the boards together in the center, and you can do this too. But I feel like my planters are too “flat” and had I not joined the boards in the center, the planter would be more rustic.

End PanelsBuild your end panels exactly like your side panels.




Assembling the PanelsThe panels should fit together like a puzzle. Fasten with 2″ screws and glue. Check for square.
End Top EdgesFinish the end top edges just like you did the sides. If you used 1x2s measuring 1 1/2″ wide, you will need to measure and cut this board to the planters dimensions.
recycleandcreate:


Make your own raised garden bed for about $10 buck!
Cedar raised bed make gardening easier, more accessible, more economical, and more efficient. But often a cedar raised bed can cost hundreds of dollars. With this plan, Ana White http://ana-white.com/2010/05/hack-natural-rustic-cedar-raised-beds.html  figured out how to create raised cedar beds - deep ones - for about $10 each.
Here’s her story:
A while back while shopping at the Blue Store - AKA Lowes - shopping for mortar and grout and stuff for our river rock stone veneer for the face of our house, I happened to smell some cedar.
And I love the smell of cedar.  So I followed my nose to a pile of dogeared 1x6s on special for $1.59 each. 
$1.59 Each for a 1x6, 6’ Long.  That’s 1/3 the cost of pine 1x6s.  And granted, these were fence pickets and the corners were tapered off, but that’s only the top inch. And yes, the were 5/8” thick instead of 6/8” (or 3/4”), but I was okay with not paying 10 times as much to get my corners back and an 1/8” of thickness.  Besides, I had a specific use in mind for these fence pickets.
So I bought six boards for a grand total of $9.54, and went home and somehow found 20 minutes to build this.
Not bad for $10. And naturally weather resistant cedar too!  For a planter, you want to use natural wood because treated lumber releases odors and chemical that you don’t want mixed in with your food.  And cedar naturally resists rot and insects, so a great choice for planters.
This planter also resists rot and insects.
I would like to suggest that re-using timber from commercial pallets could brig the cost almost to minimum. For example recently I had couple of pallets from a friend of mine owning a warehouse….took them apart and used the timber planks to set them on the walls of my bedrooms just as a feature walls. I would strongly recommend the reclaimed pallets not only because they cost nothing - it simply makes your project greener;)
FYI
I can’t remember off hand but there are two types of pallet wood. The one is processed is not food grade. Thus the wood should only be used for flower planters.
I know I saw this somewhere on the web… the noxious processing could cause major health issues if you grow veggies and fruit in planters made from the processed wood.
MATERIALS AND TOOLS



Shopping List: 


6 Cedar Fence Pickets1″ Screws2″ ScrewsWood GlueFinishing Supplies




Tools: 

measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
table saw





CUT LIST


Cut List: 


4 – 1×6 Fence Pickets @ 72″ (Side Panels, you can trim the dog ear off and work with a 71″ Fence post)8 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 11″ (Corner Posts)4 – 1×6 Fence Pickets @ 17 3/4″ (End Panels)2 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 72″ (Top Trim, I used the non-dogeared ones from the center of the cuts)2 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 19″ (Top Trim, Ends)






GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS




Work on a clean level surface and check for square after each step. Predrill and countersink your screw holes. Be safe, especially with the table saw, and have fun.Rip your Corner Posts
In 160 Plan Posts, I’ve never asked you to rip anything. And I’m dreading asking you to rip this fence post. But I’ve done the math, and by ripping one fence post into 4 – 1 1/4″ wide strips, you are saving quite a bit of money (well, that is, if you intend to build a garden full of planters). So set your tablesaw to 1 1/4″ and rip one of the fence posts to 1 1/4″ wide, as shown above. If you don’t have a table saw, you can use 1×2 cedar boards, but you will need to add 1/2″ to the final top trim boards on the ends. And you are going to have to shell out an extra few bucks.
Side PanelsUse your 1″ screws and glue to put together your side panels as shown above. The post will overextend the sides by 5/8″ as shown above. I also used my Kreg Jig™ to join the boards together in the center, and you can do this too. But I feel like my planters are too “flat” and had I not joined the boards in the center, the planter would be more rustic.

End PanelsBuild your end panels exactly like your side panels.




Assembling the PanelsThe panels should fit together like a puzzle. Fasten with 2″ screws and glue. Check for square.
End Top EdgesFinish the end top edges just like you did the sides. If you used 1x2s measuring 1 1/2″ wide, you will need to measure and cut this board to the planters dimensions.
recycleandcreate:


Make your own raised garden bed for about $10 buck!
Cedar raised bed make gardening easier, more accessible, more economical, and more efficient. But often a cedar raised bed can cost hundreds of dollars. With this plan, Ana White http://ana-white.com/2010/05/hack-natural-rustic-cedar-raised-beds.html  figured out how to create raised cedar beds - deep ones - for about $10 each.
Here’s her story:
A while back while shopping at the Blue Store - AKA Lowes - shopping for mortar and grout and stuff for our river rock stone veneer for the face of our house, I happened to smell some cedar.
And I love the smell of cedar.  So I followed my nose to a pile of dogeared 1x6s on special for $1.59 each. 
$1.59 Each for a 1x6, 6’ Long.  That’s 1/3 the cost of pine 1x6s.  And granted, these were fence pickets and the corners were tapered off, but that’s only the top inch. And yes, the were 5/8” thick instead of 6/8” (or 3/4”), but I was okay with not paying 10 times as much to get my corners back and an 1/8” of thickness.  Besides, I had a specific use in mind for these fence pickets.
So I bought six boards for a grand total of $9.54, and went home and somehow found 20 minutes to build this.
Not bad for $10. And naturally weather resistant cedar too!  For a planter, you want to use natural wood because treated lumber releases odors and chemical that you don’t want mixed in with your food.  And cedar naturally resists rot and insects, so a great choice for planters.
This planter also resists rot and insects.
I would like to suggest that re-using timber from commercial pallets could brig the cost almost to minimum. For example recently I had couple of pallets from a friend of mine owning a warehouse….took them apart and used the timber planks to set them on the walls of my bedrooms just as a feature walls. I would strongly recommend the reclaimed pallets not only because they cost nothing - it simply makes your project greener;)
FYI
I can’t remember off hand but there are two types of pallet wood. The one is processed is not food grade. Thus the wood should only be used for flower planters.
I know I saw this somewhere on the web… the noxious processing could cause major health issues if you grow veggies and fruit in planters made from the processed wood.
MATERIALS AND TOOLS



Shopping List: 


6 Cedar Fence Pickets1″ Screws2″ ScrewsWood GlueFinishing Supplies




Tools: 

measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
table saw





CUT LIST


Cut List: 


4 – 1×6 Fence Pickets @ 72″ (Side Panels, you can trim the dog ear off and work with a 71″ Fence post)8 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 11″ (Corner Posts)4 – 1×6 Fence Pickets @ 17 3/4″ (End Panels)2 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 72″ (Top Trim, I used the non-dogeared ones from the center of the cuts)2 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 19″ (Top Trim, Ends)






GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS




Work on a clean level surface and check for square after each step. Predrill and countersink your screw holes. Be safe, especially with the table saw, and have fun.Rip your Corner Posts
In 160 Plan Posts, I’ve never asked you to rip anything. And I’m dreading asking you to rip this fence post. But I’ve done the math, and by ripping one fence post into 4 – 1 1/4″ wide strips, you are saving quite a bit of money (well, that is, if you intend to build a garden full of planters). So set your tablesaw to 1 1/4″ and rip one of the fence posts to 1 1/4″ wide, as shown above. If you don’t have a table saw, you can use 1×2 cedar boards, but you will need to add 1/2″ to the final top trim boards on the ends. And you are going to have to shell out an extra few bucks.
Side PanelsUse your 1″ screws and glue to put together your side panels as shown above. The post will overextend the sides by 5/8″ as shown above. I also used my Kreg Jig™ to join the boards together in the center, and you can do this too. But I feel like my planters are too “flat” and had I not joined the boards in the center, the planter would be more rustic.

End PanelsBuild your end panels exactly like your side panels.




Assembling the PanelsThe panels should fit together like a puzzle. Fasten with 2″ screws and glue. Check for square.
End Top EdgesFinish the end top edges just like you did the sides. If you used 1x2s measuring 1 1/2″ wide, you will need to measure and cut this board to the planters dimensions.
recycleandcreate:


Make your own raised garden bed for about $10 buck!
Cedar raised bed make gardening easier, more accessible, more economical, and more efficient. But often a cedar raised bed can cost hundreds of dollars. With this plan, Ana White http://ana-white.com/2010/05/hack-natural-rustic-cedar-raised-beds.html  figured out how to create raised cedar beds - deep ones - for about $10 each.
Here’s her story:
A while back while shopping at the Blue Store - AKA Lowes - shopping for mortar and grout and stuff for our river rock stone veneer for the face of our house, I happened to smell some cedar.
And I love the smell of cedar.  So I followed my nose to a pile of dogeared 1x6s on special for $1.59 each. 
$1.59 Each for a 1x6, 6’ Long.  That’s 1/3 the cost of pine 1x6s.  And granted, these were fence pickets and the corners were tapered off, but that’s only the top inch. And yes, the were 5/8” thick instead of 6/8” (or 3/4”), but I was okay with not paying 10 times as much to get my corners back and an 1/8” of thickness.  Besides, I had a specific use in mind for these fence pickets.
So I bought six boards for a grand total of $9.54, and went home and somehow found 20 minutes to build this.
Not bad for $10. And naturally weather resistant cedar too!  For a planter, you want to use natural wood because treated lumber releases odors and chemical that you don’t want mixed in with your food.  And cedar naturally resists rot and insects, so a great choice for planters.
This planter also resists rot and insects.
I would like to suggest that re-using timber from commercial pallets could brig the cost almost to minimum. For example recently I had couple of pallets from a friend of mine owning a warehouse….took them apart and used the timber planks to set them on the walls of my bedrooms just as a feature walls. I would strongly recommend the reclaimed pallets not only because they cost nothing - it simply makes your project greener;)
FYI
I can’t remember off hand but there are two types of pallet wood. The one is processed is not food grade. Thus the wood should only be used for flower planters.
I know I saw this somewhere on the web… the noxious processing could cause major health issues if you grow veggies and fruit in planters made from the processed wood.
MATERIALS AND TOOLS



Shopping List: 


6 Cedar Fence Pickets1″ Screws2″ ScrewsWood GlueFinishing Supplies




Tools: 

measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
table saw





CUT LIST


Cut List: 


4 – 1×6 Fence Pickets @ 72″ (Side Panels, you can trim the dog ear off and work with a 71″ Fence post)8 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 11″ (Corner Posts)4 – 1×6 Fence Pickets @ 17 3/4″ (End Panels)2 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 72″ (Top Trim, I used the non-dogeared ones from the center of the cuts)2 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 19″ (Top Trim, Ends)






GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS




Work on a clean level surface and check for square after each step. Predrill and countersink your screw holes. Be safe, especially with the table saw, and have fun.Rip your Corner Posts
In 160 Plan Posts, I’ve never asked you to rip anything. And I’m dreading asking you to rip this fence post. But I’ve done the math, and by ripping one fence post into 4 – 1 1/4″ wide strips, you are saving quite a bit of money (well, that is, if you intend to build a garden full of planters). So set your tablesaw to 1 1/4″ and rip one of the fence posts to 1 1/4″ wide, as shown above. If you don’t have a table saw, you can use 1×2 cedar boards, but you will need to add 1/2″ to the final top trim boards on the ends. And you are going to have to shell out an extra few bucks.
Side PanelsUse your 1″ screws and glue to put together your side panels as shown above. The post will overextend the sides by 5/8″ as shown above. I also used my Kreg Jig™ to join the boards together in the center, and you can do this too. But I feel like my planters are too “flat” and had I not joined the boards in the center, the planter would be more rustic.

End PanelsBuild your end panels exactly like your side panels.




Assembling the PanelsThe panels should fit together like a puzzle. Fasten with 2″ screws and glue. Check for square.
End Top EdgesFinish the end top edges just like you did the sides. If you used 1x2s measuring 1 1/2″ wide, you will need to measure and cut this board to the planters dimensions.
recycleandcreate:


Make your own raised garden bed for about $10 buck!
Cedar raised bed make gardening easier, more accessible, more economical, and more efficient. But often a cedar raised bed can cost hundreds of dollars. With this plan, Ana White http://ana-white.com/2010/05/hack-natural-rustic-cedar-raised-beds.html  figured out how to create raised cedar beds - deep ones - for about $10 each.
Here’s her story:
A while back while shopping at the Blue Store - AKA Lowes - shopping for mortar and grout and stuff for our river rock stone veneer for the face of our house, I happened to smell some cedar.
And I love the smell of cedar.  So I followed my nose to a pile of dogeared 1x6s on special for $1.59 each. 
$1.59 Each for a 1x6, 6’ Long.  That’s 1/3 the cost of pine 1x6s.  And granted, these were fence pickets and the corners were tapered off, but that’s only the top inch. And yes, the were 5/8” thick instead of 6/8” (or 3/4”), but I was okay with not paying 10 times as much to get my corners back and an 1/8” of thickness.  Besides, I had a specific use in mind for these fence pickets.
So I bought six boards for a grand total of $9.54, and went home and somehow found 20 minutes to build this.
Not bad for $10. And naturally weather resistant cedar too!  For a planter, you want to use natural wood because treated lumber releases odors and chemical that you don’t want mixed in with your food.  And cedar naturally resists rot and insects, so a great choice for planters.
This planter also resists rot and insects.
I would like to suggest that re-using timber from commercial pallets could brig the cost almost to minimum. For example recently I had couple of pallets from a friend of mine owning a warehouse….took them apart and used the timber planks to set them on the walls of my bedrooms just as a feature walls. I would strongly recommend the reclaimed pallets not only because they cost nothing - it simply makes your project greener;)
FYI
I can’t remember off hand but there are two types of pallet wood. The one is processed is not food grade. Thus the wood should only be used for flower planters.
I know I saw this somewhere on the web… the noxious processing could cause major health issues if you grow veggies and fruit in planters made from the processed wood.
MATERIALS AND TOOLS



Shopping List: 


6 Cedar Fence Pickets1″ Screws2″ ScrewsWood GlueFinishing Supplies




Tools: 

measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
table saw





CUT LIST


Cut List: 


4 – 1×6 Fence Pickets @ 72″ (Side Panels, you can trim the dog ear off and work with a 71″ Fence post)8 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 11″ (Corner Posts)4 – 1×6 Fence Pickets @ 17 3/4″ (End Panels)2 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 72″ (Top Trim, I used the non-dogeared ones from the center of the cuts)2 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 19″ (Top Trim, Ends)






GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS




Work on a clean level surface and check for square after each step. Predrill and countersink your screw holes. Be safe, especially with the table saw, and have fun.Rip your Corner Posts
In 160 Plan Posts, I’ve never asked you to rip anything. And I’m dreading asking you to rip this fence post. But I’ve done the math, and by ripping one fence post into 4 – 1 1/4″ wide strips, you are saving quite a bit of money (well, that is, if you intend to build a garden full of planters). So set your tablesaw to 1 1/4″ and rip one of the fence posts to 1 1/4″ wide, as shown above. If you don’t have a table saw, you can use 1×2 cedar boards, but you will need to add 1/2″ to the final top trim boards on the ends. And you are going to have to shell out an extra few bucks.
Side PanelsUse your 1″ screws and glue to put together your side panels as shown above. The post will overextend the sides by 5/8″ as shown above. I also used my Kreg Jig™ to join the boards together in the center, and you can do this too. But I feel like my planters are too “flat” and had I not joined the boards in the center, the planter would be more rustic.

End PanelsBuild your end panels exactly like your side panels.




Assembling the PanelsThe panels should fit together like a puzzle. Fasten with 2″ screws and glue. Check for square.
End Top EdgesFinish the end top edges just like you did the sides. If you used 1x2s measuring 1 1/2″ wide, you will need to measure and cut this board to the planters dimensions.
recycleandcreate:


Make your own raised garden bed for about $10 buck!
Cedar raised bed make gardening easier, more accessible, more economical, and more efficient. But often a cedar raised bed can cost hundreds of dollars. With this plan, Ana White http://ana-white.com/2010/05/hack-natural-rustic-cedar-raised-beds.html  figured out how to create raised cedar beds - deep ones - for about $10 each.
Here’s her story:
A while back while shopping at the Blue Store - AKA Lowes - shopping for mortar and grout and stuff for our river rock stone veneer for the face of our house, I happened to smell some cedar.
And I love the smell of cedar.  So I followed my nose to a pile of dogeared 1x6s on special for $1.59 each. 
$1.59 Each for a 1x6, 6’ Long.  That’s 1/3 the cost of pine 1x6s.  And granted, these were fence pickets and the corners were tapered off, but that’s only the top inch. And yes, the were 5/8” thick instead of 6/8” (or 3/4”), but I was okay with not paying 10 times as much to get my corners back and an 1/8” of thickness.  Besides, I had a specific use in mind for these fence pickets.
So I bought six boards for a grand total of $9.54, and went home and somehow found 20 minutes to build this.
Not bad for $10. And naturally weather resistant cedar too!  For a planter, you want to use natural wood because treated lumber releases odors and chemical that you don’t want mixed in with your food.  And cedar naturally resists rot and insects, so a great choice for planters.
This planter also resists rot and insects.
I would like to suggest that re-using timber from commercial pallets could brig the cost almost to minimum. For example recently I had couple of pallets from a friend of mine owning a warehouse….took them apart and used the timber planks to set them on the walls of my bedrooms just as a feature walls. I would strongly recommend the reclaimed pallets not only because they cost nothing - it simply makes your project greener;)
FYI
I can’t remember off hand but there are two types of pallet wood. The one is processed is not food grade. Thus the wood should only be used for flower planters.
I know I saw this somewhere on the web… the noxious processing could cause major health issues if you grow veggies and fruit in planters made from the processed wood.
MATERIALS AND TOOLS



Shopping List: 


6 Cedar Fence Pickets1″ Screws2″ ScrewsWood GlueFinishing Supplies




Tools: 

measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
table saw





CUT LIST


Cut List: 


4 – 1×6 Fence Pickets @ 72″ (Side Panels, you can trim the dog ear off and work with a 71″ Fence post)8 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 11″ (Corner Posts)4 – 1×6 Fence Pickets @ 17 3/4″ (End Panels)2 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 72″ (Top Trim, I used the non-dogeared ones from the center of the cuts)2 – 1×2 Fence Pickets @ 19″ (Top Trim, Ends)






GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS




Work on a clean level surface and check for square after each step. Predrill and countersink your screw holes. Be safe, especially with the table saw, and have fun.Rip your Corner Posts
In 160 Plan Posts, I’ve never asked you to rip anything. And I’m dreading asking you to rip this fence post. But I’ve done the math, and by ripping one fence post into 4 – 1 1/4″ wide strips, you are saving quite a bit of money (well, that is, if you intend to build a garden full of planters). So set your tablesaw to 1 1/4″ and rip one of the fence posts to 1 1/4″ wide, as shown above. If you don’t have a table saw, you can use 1×2 cedar boards, but you will need to add 1/2″ to the final top trim boards on the ends. And you are going to have to shell out an extra few bucks.
Side PanelsUse your 1″ screws and glue to put together your side panels as shown above. The post will overextend the sides by 5/8″ as shown above. I also used my Kreg Jig™ to join the boards together in the center, and you can do this too. But I feel like my planters are too “flat” and had I not joined the boards in the center, the planter would be more rustic.

End PanelsBuild your end panels exactly like your side panels.




Assembling the PanelsThe panels should fit together like a puzzle. Fasten with 2″ screws and glue. Check for square.
End Top EdgesFinish the end top edges just like you did the sides. If you used 1x2s measuring 1 1/2″ wide, you will need to measure and cut this board to the planters dimensions.
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secretagentcyangetsfit:

blogilates:

Do the whole workout here 

LOL love it!
secretagentcyangetsfit:

blogilates:

Do the whole workout here 

LOL love it!
secretagentcyangetsfit:

blogilates:

Do the whole workout here 

LOL love it!
secretagentcyangetsfit:

blogilates:

Do the whole workout here 

LOL love it!
secretagentcyangetsfit:

blogilates:

Do the whole workout here 

LOL love it!
secretagentcyangetsfit:

blogilates:

Do the whole workout here 

LOL love it!
secretagentcyangetsfit:

blogilates:

Do the whole workout here 

LOL love it!
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sole-runner:

running4thehigh:

Me if I ever tried hurdles

This is gonna be me in my meet tomorrow

Hahahah
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