Flower Planter

About: Hi my name is David, I like to make things out of Wood, also like to take things apart and fixed them.

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

Tablesaw

Pencil

Square

Pocket hole Jig ( I used a Kreg)

Pocket hole screws

Clamps

Drill

Rustoluem Kona Stain

Paper Towels

Outdoor Satin Clear Finish


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.

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