Added by on 2018-07-30

DIY Two Cedar Planters made from only 7 fence boards. Stylish, cute, and can withstand the weather. Follow my plan or customize to hold real plants. Music by Project inspiration from Video Rating: / 5 Watch the full episode: Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build a deck box planter using western red cedar. Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: Time: 4 hours Cost: 0 Skill Level: Moderate Tools List: Miter saw Table saw Router with 1” roundover bit Pocket hole jig Shopping List: 4×4 cedar boards 5/4 x 6 cedar boards 1×4 cedar boards Milk crates Square foot grow bag Pocket screws Wood glue Steps: 1. Cut the 4×4 cedar legs to rough length on the miter saw. 2. At the table saw, cut the 4×4 legs down to 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”. 3. Create a jig that will allow a taper about 8-9” from the bottom, taking off about ½” at the widest point. Run the leg through the table saw to cut the taper on one side, then turn the leg a quarter turn and run a second pass to cut the taper on two sides. 4. Run the outside of the leg through a router with a 1”roundover bit installed (a router table is recommended for this step). 5. Cut the 5/4 stock to rough length on the miter saw, then rip them down on the table saw. The bottom rails will be 5” wide, while the top rail will be 2 ¾” wide. 6. Use a stacked dado blade on the table saw to cut a 3/8” dado on the rails and a 3/8” rabbet on each end of the 1×4 pieces that will serve as the panels. […]


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  • eunia turnbull 7 months ago


  • The Karnige 7 months ago

    think its bad now? wait till trump keeps pissing off canada where all that lumber comes from…..

  • Jason Carlin 7 months ago

    This is great but $300?!

  • MIKE Thompson 7 months ago

    Me personal I would make a planter that uses most all the material ceder is expensive !

  • Djamel Hamdia 7 months ago

    ''To see if it fits''.This is hilarious.

  • still34u 7 months ago

    Do you really think that somebody with this kind of equipment needs you to tell them how to make a planter? producers of this show are really dumb! Use Tommy while you got him, you have a master carpenter and you have him making planters on a table saw!

  • Ron Hughley 7 months ago

    Be nice if it was lil more detailed. I notice alot of these type of videos start out fairly detailed then they just kind of jump right in explain less an less of the steps an so on. People really use this for reference it'd be nice if it was detailed to a point where u get all the info one needs to tackle it themselves.

  • Ron Hughley 7 months ago

    Wow. That looks awesome. I want to build one now. Haha

  • Ron Hughley 7 months ago

    My Dado blade set came with like 9 washers. 2 diff sizes for spacing between each blade/chipper blade.

  • Ron Hughley 7 months ago

    Hey tommy. You want an apprentice/ but seriously though.

  • Ron Hughley 7 months ago

    Why not just clamp those 4×4 well 2.25×2.25 to the jig instead of screwing it each side.

  • Sean Campbell 7 months ago

    Can you put the exact amount of red cedar lumber needed for this project? I'd like to build this and want to know whats its going to run me.

  • Rob I 7 months ago

    Do I need to leave space between the slats for expansion, too? ..or just the where the rabbets are, top and bottoms.

  • Bubba Cory 7 months ago

    I built two of these (Cedar & Treated). The Cedar one is beautiful. I added a wooden push handle and wooden wheels to them.

  • theancientsky 7 months ago

    Why the hell does he flip the off cut downward after a cut on the table saw, while the saw is on? That sets a terrible example. If you're not careful you can knock it into the blade and get kickback.

  • Chris White 7 months ago

    this guy said "as if"

  • Jason Becker 7 months ago

    Oooooooo Tommy started drilling the pocket hole wrong on the one piece. He doesn't mess up often though.

  • Robert Feliciano 7 months ago

    Looks great, I'll adapt it with shorter legs and mortise and tenon instead of pocket screws.
    But why the extra bottom frame? Why not just build it beefier for the crate supports?

  • Ghady Byiringiro 7 months ago

    I like it very well ! good Job

  • lawxr6 7 months ago

    what a joke… wouldn't want to use plans or adjust them to use standard size wood without a bunch of BOGUS EXTRA STEPS? WASTING TONS OF MATERIAL… ONLY AN IDIOT WITH TONS OF TIME AND $ TO WASTE WOULD BUILD THIS…..