A garden classic for all seasons
Filled with potted plants or flowers, this wheelbarrow planter project will add a nice touch of color to the porch or patio this summer. And when it cools down outside, the project’s small scale and functional wheel make it easy to roll inside and park next to the fireplace, perfect for pine cones or kindling.
It’s also easy and inexpensive to build. Required materials include about 12 board feet of redwood (other species will also work), a small quantity of secondary lumber, some fasteners and the builder’s finish of choice.
Most of the pieces are traced from full-size patterns, eliminating any complicated figuring or guesswork. Simply trace the pieces onto wood, cut out and sand. Next, assemble everything using glue and nails. Finally, add a clear coat of sealer (as pictured), stain or paint.
The wheelbarrow planter measures about 40 inches long by 10 inches wide by 15 inches tall.
The Wheelbarrow Planter plan, No. 879, is $9.95 and includes detailed step-by-step directions with photos, full-size traceable patterns, construction diagrams, a complete shopping list and cutting schedule and a toll-free help line for project questions.
A package of planter plans, No. C128, is $22.95 and includes this project plus a wishing well and a planter-and-bench combination. Please include $4.00 for postage and handling on all orders and allow about two weeks for delivery.
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