Well, I guess I got what I asked for! We went from rainy and chilly to hot very HOT, almost overnight, and I have been busy trying to keep all our plants hydrated. I am happy to report that one corner of our yard is looking pretty cheerful. Today’s project adds some more flower power to this tiny oasis in our dog-worn yard.
In case you don’t already know this we have four good-sized dogs. We love them but they sure are hard on things. 🙂
Anyhow, I don’t have any real woodworking skills, but I do like to try new things and learn how to use new tools. So there were a lot of “firsts” for me in this project. There was also the often inevitable design change that sometimes happens along the way. If you are a creator, you know your projects have a life of their own, and so sometimes you lead, and sometimes you follow.
All things considered, I’m pretty happy with how my little flower box turned out. And stay tuned for my next post because I am super excited about what comes next.
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Step 1 – Design Box and Cut Wood
I used some wood scraps that I salvaged from a box spring. I broke it down to save the springs and found a few other pieces worth saving. Let me say for the record that it was a lot of work! But now I have lots of fun parts and pieces to use for crafting.
So true confession I got the hubby to cut the wood since I am still afraid of the table saw. I knew that I wanted the box to be pretty long and the size of the wood determined the other dimensions of the flower box.
My design is very simple. Two long pieces for the front and back. One slightly shorter piece for the bottom and two small end pieces.