Quick and Dirty Planter

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My 25 years old peach tree is dying. Some borer decided to feast on it and I missed the whole thing.
I bought 2 others to replace it. I am hoping one of them will survive and start fruiting next year or two.

So I needed planters big enough to accommodate them until they get transferred into the yard.
I started on it a couple of months ago and left it unfinished because I felt it was nothing to be excited about.

Searching online I found this schematic I though was easy to build

Got 1 piece of redwood from Lowes

Cut to size

Cut angles 30 degree Then rip them so I did not have to cut all angles individually. Note the miter gage is reversed so the wide board sits on the table. easier to cut.

assembled individual rings. Glue and screws

Glue 2 rings at the time. No particular reason just to be easily moved

The last 2 got the bottom Then flush cut

Permeable liner and gravels

The First tree will be transferred As soon as the weather cools down a bit.

The second tree will have to wait for it’s barrel planter

No lumber dressing, sanding finishing etc…

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Looks good Abbas. I like the legs, it doesn’t look so heavy with the centered on each side.

Mike, an American living in Norway

Looks great. Next time turn each layer an inch or so to stagger or spiral it. ;-)

Losing fingers since 1969

Thanks Mike!

Thanks for the idea Brian! I got to try that on the next one. I think it would look cool.

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Check this out. I have used this for many a planter. I have used both screws and wire inserted in groves on the out side. All the cuts can be done on the table saw with the blade set at 45 degs.

Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

This is intense Madts! I favorite it.

I am going to try that. Thanks!

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

cool design,I always fight angels.

woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Great planter man. I hope the trees bear fruit for you. Excellent build.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!