Rustic planters from repurposed dock boards

May 29th, 2009 in member junk     
Dee_in_Englewood Dee_in_Englewood, member
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A plant in dire need of room to grow and a stack of old dock boards inspired my husband, Joe, to build some pretty fabulous rustic planters!
The ponytail palm in her new home, the larger of the two planters... you could hear a sigh of relief when she was finally planted and watered. The liner of this piece is made from some very tough material; the remnants of an old turbidity screen which was destined for the landfill.
A plant in dire need of room to grow and a stack of old dock boards inspired my husband, Joe, to build some pretty fabulous rustic planters!

A plant in dire need of room to grow and a stack of old dock boards inspired my husband, Joe, to build some pretty fabulous rustic planters!


With no pattern and only an "in our head" design plan, my husband built these planters using old dock boards and the remnants of an old turbidity screen. The size of each PLANTER was dictated by the salvagable size of each BOARD. These taper some from top to bottom; no mere boxes are they!!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, cottage, plant holder, eclectic, funky, outdoor spaces, green, fabric, blue, beachy

Comments (12)

Dee_in_Englewood writes: You guys are great; thank you! Joe works long and hard on these recycled/repurposed items... we try to live what we preach to our kids/grandkids. Posted: 5:10 pm on June 3rd
Christina_S writes: Wonderful construction, love the slight taper! I agree with everyone on the patina, beautiful! Posted: 8:14 pm on June 2nd
CottageElements writes: Great patina on these! Love what they came from! Great save!

Lani Posted: 11:56 pm on June 1st
MimiToria writes: Tell hubby he did an awesome job on these from the salvaged dock boards. Very ingenius of you guys.

Gretchen Posted: 11:09 am on June 1st
boopsie writes: Fell in love with your planters... would buy some from you...I am living in st. Pete... By the way ,, if the spirit moves you... get a web side and advertise to build these , ebay.. Craigs list. google... free shoppers... you have lots of extra income there..as a marketing certified director for years... the more unusual and differen and cool . you have a winner let me know posted 05/30/09 Boopsie08 Posted: 1:30 pm on May 30th
monakent writes: Great look - color - use of salvaged deck boards - and design. Now grab a chair, an ice cold lemonade and sit back you two, to enjoy your new planters. They are cool, as cool can be! These finished projects are well worth the oohs and ahhs from your fellow junkers. Simply marvelous. gailmarie Posted: 9:46 am on May 30th
suewhitney writes: Spectacular!! I love the patina and the fact that they are old dock boards. Fabulous design and craftsmanship. You two rock!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:59 am on May 30th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: These are fabulous! The patina screams water and I love the simplicity of the design. Nice job!
Candy Posted: 3:42 am on May 30th
irishrovr writes: I love the chippy blue color - these are fabulous!

Eileen
http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 1:34 am on May 30th
writes: These are absolutely wonderful! The patina is fabulous and the simple design is great. Love them!

JennyK Posted: 12:55 am on May 30th
plumberdaughter writes: Very nice planters! Great use of salvaged boards. Posted: 11:38 pm on May 29th
alicemom writes: Love the planters. The color on them is great!
smiles,
alice Posted: 7:15 pm on May 29th
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