That is about 10cf of soil, thankfully my dad carried these down, not so thankfully I had to carry down another 16cf to fill these bad boys up. At least the rest was in 1cf bags which are a lot easier for me to handle 🙂
It seems like everyone is building cedar planter boxes these days, so I decided that I would join in the fun. I considered doing them the simple way that I have seen at several sites (DIYDiva, Ana White) but I wanted something a little more formal looking. I think it took 10 times as long (oh the painting…) but I am quite pleased with the result. Also I was breaking in a new saw and I wanted to test the accuracy of the miter and learn its quirks on a reasonably forgiving project.
I have rather a fear of measuring things, so if I want them to be really accurate , I try to cut them at the same time. This worked really well for this project where I was working with matched pairs of wood.
It is a green prius hauling potting soil … it doesn’t get much greener than this!
I should say that instead of 1 trip in the SUV it took me 4 trips in the Prius… so not as green as I’d like, but I found the image amusing.