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Offline nmeyer414

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succulent planter box
« on: May 03, 2018, 10:40:34 PM »
so Wendy asked me to build her a planter box for her succulent plants.  well as you will see, I obviously do not know how to do anything simple and not engineered to withstand the apocalypse!

the inner dimensions of the planter box are 25" wide X 36" long X 5.5" deep and it stands 24"tall.  it rests on 4 landscaping bricks so as to keep it off the ground to help prevent rot.

all of the wood is pressure treated 2X, all of the hardware is galvonized and everything was glued and screwed....(i hate nails)!

during this build i also got me 1 set of these:  https://www.homedepot.com/p/BESSEY-H-Style-Pipe-Clamp-Fixture-Set-for-1-2-in-Black-Pipe-BPC-H12/204986130  i will get me another 3 sets for the simple fact that they are so versital and can be moved from 1 set of pipe to another.

all of the seams and holes were sprayed with clear rubberized coating, and there were small aluminimun screen patches the were stapled over all the holes to prevent the dirt from just falling out.

 


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Re: succulent planter box
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 10:41:34 PM »
here are the other pics of this build.
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Re: succulent planter box
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 10:42:37 PM »
if anybody would like the list of materials, just let me know and ill sent it to you or post it up on here.
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2018, 10:52:29 PM »
 :likebutton: turned out nice Nate

Suggestion on the pipe clamps, buy only 3/4? pipe clamps and get the ones built by pony. I?ve destroyed every brand they make including the pony. However, the pony brand seem to take much more abuse prior to failure. Just my 2 cents
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Re: succulent planter box
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2018, 08:30:26 AM »
Zoro.com is where I buy most of my clamping stuff. They seem to have a wide variety and the prices are bad.

Bessy brand is solid. Looks to be about the same price as HD.

https://www.zoro.com/bessey-pipe-clamp-cast-iron-34-in-bar-size-pc34-2/i/G4171959/

Oh, and if her succulents are 10 foot Fir trees I think you have her covered. :)

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2018, 09:51:39 AM »
Nice job Nate - that's how my deck is constructed!   :grin:
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2018, 09:53:27 AM »
Lol......i hate doing things a second time for no reason to include building something that can get broken when a snow flake looks at it.....
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2018, 10:37:43 AM »
Nice work Nate!
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2018, 12:37:18 PM »
Lol......i hate doing things a second time for no reason to include building something that can get broken when a snow flake looks at it.....

The only thing breaking when a Snowflake looks at that.........is the Snowflake!  :likebutton:
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2018, 01:47:30 PM »
Lol......i hate doing things a second time for no reason to include building something that can get broken when a snow flake looks at it.....

The only thing breaking when a Snowflake looks at that.........is the Snowflake!  :likebutton:

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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2018, 12:18:35 AM »
It is beautiful and  better than I could have ever purchased. Thank you Nate.


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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2018, 12:19:30 AM »
It is beautiful and  better than I could have ever purchased. Thank you Nate.


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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2018, 07:19:37 AM »
Anything for you.
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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2018, 07:20:58 AM »
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« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2018, 08:11:13 AM »
I haven?t had breakfast yet, you two need to warn people before we walk into things like this early in the morning......
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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2018, 09:22:59 AM »
Someone put a bunch of rocks in there crowdin' out the plants... :grin:
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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2018, 10:24:26 AM »
That looks like some good feng shui


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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2018, 11:15:43 AM »
Man I hope my wife doesn't see this. We (she) has several of those plants scattered all around the front porch.

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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2018, 12:18:33 PM »
Someone put a bunch of rocks in there crowdin' out the plants... :grin:

wendy says thats decoration :grin:
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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2018, 03:03:36 PM »
Someone put a bunch of rocks in there crowdin' out the plants... :grin:

wendy says thats decoration :grin:

Remember walking (and falling) on those things in Southern Afghanistan???

Yea, I'm done with rocks!
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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2018, 03:21:09 PM »
I haven?t had breakfast yet, you two need to warn people before we walk into things like this early in the morning......

You think before breakfast is bad? I've only had 1 cup of coffee over 2 days..




Remember walking (and falling) on those things in Southern Afghanistan???

Yea, I'm done with rocks!

I have "fond" memories of rocks in some countries..
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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2018, 03:26:48 PM »
I recall how the engineers covered everything with those hardball sized sharp stones. So no matter where you were walking you ran the risk of rolling your ankle on a loose one. Then landing on them in a fall was not so nice. That day we had incoming, I heard a 107 on short final and just dove out of my chair. The rocket didn't hurt me, but landing on the stones cut my knee and I have a mark to this day.

We had to land the helicopters on them many times a day, and the wheeled aircraft would routinely suffer cuts in the tires. I noted that the Humvees also suffered loads of flats due to cut tires.

Ya, not so fond memories of sharp stones, although Miss Wendy has a pleasing arrangement in her planter that Nate built!
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« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2018, 12:48:17 AM »
I haven?t had breakfast yet, you two need to warn people before we walk into things like this early in the morning......


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