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Patio planter consists of a plywood box decorated with red cedar shingles and cedar trim. Overall dimensions: 13"x36"x15" tall.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #94 Jun 2002 pg. 78

A pair of planters to build. (1) A 6-ft long planter box with a privacy screen in the middle. (2) A classic English garden box (15" square) topped with a pyramid trellis.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1992 (v.70#7) pg. 28

Redwood planter has three planting cubes inside.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1993 (v.71#11) pg. 170

Jardiniere (plant stand or planter box on legs) features art-deco styling.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Apr 1999 (v.22#6) pg. 46

Decorative wooden planter box features a built-in recirculating waterfall. An inexpensive polyethylene storage container and planter liner provide watertight construction and eliminate water-to-wood contact.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 1999 (v.22#9) pg. 24

Versatile Versailles. Large wooden planters incorporate a standard 14" plastic planter as a drop-in insert. The sides can be traditional tongue-and-groove cedar panels or panels of stone. Each corner is topped with a wooden ball. The design is inspired by the planters at the Palace of Versailles.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Summer 2001 (v.24#9) pg. 33
Added Info CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Apr 2002 (v.25#6) pg. 11 (Simpler version)

Trellis planter. A large square planter box is fitted with an open lattice roof supported by two trellis uprights. The construction is wood and the styling is oriental. Could also serve as a wishing well.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jun 2002 (v.25#8) pg. 22

Spring Beauty raised-bed planter and bench. This T-shaped planter is made by stacking notched 4x4s, six layers high, in log cabin fashion. The slatted bench top is supported by two cross members that are fastened to the 4x4s on both sides of the planter.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1991 (v.14#7) pg. 59

Heart-to-Heart planter. Wooden heart shapes on each end are connected by slats. Wooden balls serve as feet to stabilize the planter.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1991 (v.14#8) pg. 33

Cedar patio planter is designed to hold three plastic containers (7"x5"x24" long), one above two.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1992 (v.15#11) pg. 26

Three spring garden projects. (1) Miss Moo cow-shaped planter. (2) Slatted planter box that holds a plastic planter. (3) Potting table (48"x23"x36" high) with top and lower shelf built from 1x6s.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1993 (v.16#8) pg. 33

Cedar outdoor furniture. (1) Garden bench for two features slatted seat, wide arms and fan-shaped backrest. (2) Small planter and larger two-level planter. (3) Low wooden bench with a two-board seat (11"x60").
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1994 (v.17#9) pg. 22

Two-pot planter (10"X16"X17" high) has picket-fence sides.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1997 (v.20#7) pg. 12

The bloom box. Cedar planter for a deck is made with standard 2x2s and 2x4s joined into frames and then stacked. It has a raised plywood floor with drain holes.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 1997 (v.20#10) pg. 47

Two boxes and a bench. Two easy-to-make planter boxes (15"x15"x16" tall) serve as the support for a removable bench top (66"x17" overall) with 36" of seating space between the planters.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1998 (v.21#6) pg. 53

Folk art basket of tulips. Purchased wooden planter and wooden tulip shapes are painted with mix-it-yourself powdered milk paint.
CRAFTS Jul 1996 (v.19#7) pg. 38

Tip on reducing the weight of half-barrel planters by placing polystyrene pieces in the bottom of the barrel underneath the soil. Use screening as a floor for the dirt.
FINE GARDENING #12 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 10

Tip shows how to build a planter and cold frame in the shape of a carpenter's tool box.
FINE GARDENING #30 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 10

An easy-to-build wooden planter (16"x16"x21" tall) assembled from standard lumber and hardware.
FINE GARDENING #31 May-Jun 1993 pg. 10

Tip on making planters from hollow tree stumps.
FINE GARDENING #39 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 72

How to build a classic wooden planter box (33"x9"x7" deep) sized to take a standard plastic insert.
FINE GARDENING #66 Mar-Apr 1999 pg. 88

Redwood outdoor planter (30" square by 18" high).
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1992 (v.36#2) pg. 32

Big ideas for a small yard. Landscaping projects include (1) cedar arbor and planters, (2) concrete block retaining wall and steps that are covered with limestone slabs, (3) wooden trellis backdrop for a limestone planter, and (4) red cedar privacy fencing and gate with a lattice top.
HOME MECHANIX #785 May 1994 (v.90) pg. 45

A perfect planter. How to construct a simple wooden box to hold potted plants.
HORTICULTURE May 1998 (v.95#5) pg. 52

Moveable fence. Freestanding planters support a latticework fence. Each planter (16"x15"x15" deep) has a pair of 89" long uprights at the back that support a lattice panel. A larger lattice panel is supported between each pair of planters.
KITCHEN GARDENER #20 Apr-May 1999 pg. 24
Correction KITCHEN GARDENER #21 Jun-Jul 1999 pg. 3

Large wooden planter for a porch (20"x20"x23" tall) features frame-and-panel sides and a galvanized liner. Suitable for shrubs and small trees.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1994 (v.171#6) pg. 72

Tapered planter box (18"x15"x16" tall) is made from scrap 2x12 stock.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #69 Nov 1992 (v.12#3) pg. 95

Five-gallon wooden planter box (18" square x 21" high) has slatted side panels.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #96 May 1997 (v.17#2) pg. 36

Planter box (8"x8"x29") is trimmed with white pickets and supported on four 34" tall legs.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #103 Jul 1998 (v.18#3) pg. 66

Decorative flower box projects reprinted from 1948 issue of The Deltagram. A picket fence and birdhouse style are included.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #107 Mar 1999 (v.19#1) pg. 54

Planter box made from rough-sawn lumber sits on the top of a 2x4 porch railing.
SUNSET Aug 1990 (v.185#2) pg. 96

Planter/bench combo. Large semi-circular wooden planters serve as the end supports for a 47"x24" outdoor bench.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #9 May 1989 (v.2#3) pg. 4

Stately planter box to showcase your plants. A 15"x15"x13" tall box is raised 8" on square corner legs that are topped with round finials. The outside of the box is decorated with a lattice trim and everything is painted white.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #16 Jul 1990 (v.3#4) pg. 24

Oak patio planters. Large outdoor planter boxes feature slatted sides. Companion pieces to the line of contemporary outdoor furniture presented in earlier issues (14, 15, 16, and 21). Overall dimensions: 18"x18"x18".
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #27 May 1992 (v.5#3) pg. 10

Patio accessory. This 16"-long wagon with 10" wheels is made entirely of wood. The slope-sided box can be used as a planter box, decorative serving container, etc. The design is reminiscent of yesteryear's flower wagons.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #28 Jul 1992 (v.5#4) pg. 20

Eye-catching indoor planter box is sill-height for placement in front of a window. Features lattice-and-molding decorative panels on three sides. Overall dimensions: 40"x14"x31" tall.
WOOD MAGAZINE #91 Oct 1996 (v.13#7) pg. 62

Modular planter/bench system. Planter boxes are 20" square and have slatted sides and corner post-legs with flutes. Bench tops are 42" long and have slatted tops and are bolted between two planters. Straight line, L-shape, T-shape and U-shape design options are shown.
WOOD MAGAZINE #97 Jun 1997 (v.14#4) pg. 36

Apple-motif outdoor furniture set. (1) Planter (20"x20"x24" high) has slatted sides and an apple-shaped cutout in the center slat on each side. (2) Chair-side table (18"x24"x21" high) has apple-shaped cutouts in the center slat on each end.
WOOD MAGAZINE #106 Jun 1998 (v.15#4) pg. 40

Large redwood planter. Four design options include square box, rectangular box, short legs, medium legs, and tall legs.
WOODSMITH #75 Jun 1991 pg. 18

Redwood planter features box joints. Pins on the joints extend past the sides and ends to give it a rustic appeal. Base allows planter to sit on a deck. Brackets allow the planter to be wall mounted.
WOODSMITH #104 Apr 1996 (v.18) pg. 20

English-garden furniture set. (1) Slatted-top table (30"x37") features a collapsible base. (2) Garden chair with arms and slatted seat. (3) Planter box (17" square by 20" tall) features frame-and-panel sides. Construction features mortise-and-tenon joinery and teak wood.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1990 (v.14#3) pg. 36

Durable planter box (14"x48"x16" high) constructed from pressure-treated lumber and T1-11 plywood siding.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1996 (v.52#4) pg. 16