Irene G
Irene G
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  • Oakdale, CA

Rustic Wooden Industrial Tool Boxes = Garden Sign & Planters


When I saw these little wooden boxes my son had brought home from work ( he was burning them for firewood!) - I begged him to get some for me! I knew right away I wanted to make flower boxes for the backyard fence. I wasn't going to let the lids with the rust hinges go to waste - so I made a sign to hang in the garden. I still have some left and will be planting some of my succulents in them.
rustic wooden industrial tool boxes garden sign planters, flowers, gardening, pallet, repurposing upcycling, succulents

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1 question
  • Rosa williams
    on Jun 23, 2016

    Do you need to make holes in the bottom of the box so the water will drain?

    • Phillipcardjr
      on Jul 19, 2016

      If you are going to hang the boxes out where they will be exposed to a lot of rain, a couple 3/8'' holes an inch or so up on one of the ends might be a good idea. A removable plastic liner or insert might also work.

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  • Mickey Baron
    on Aug 19, 2016

    I don't like too many signs. Yours is an exception. Nicely done.

  • Cyndee
    on Sep 1, 2017

    Hey Kris, I have the same fence only black. I had to retrieve the pieces in my neighbor's backyard after a wind storm transported my screen enclosure (Dorothy-style), cinder blocks included, to his yard! Mine supports a wisteria with junk trimming.😊
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