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Cordy

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Started with a pile of 6 x 1 par and 4 x 2 scant; all cheap Redwood from Wigan Timber




Sadly, the Bosch crosscut doesn't have an indent at 30 degrees :(

So used the Incra on my D/W contractor saw


Yes, I lowered the blade before actually cutting :)


These 18 parts cut on Cross-cut



This old dust-bin is a perfect fit when perched on those paving slabs



Made good use of the Pocket/hole jig :)





31 inches high, which is quite tall for a small garden

Folks comment that it looks like a Pulpit
 

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Here is a bi-product, I cut the 4 by 2s the wrong way :oops:
So made this




...the toy props bought on eBay, all plants from B & Q Wigan
rest I did myself; paint is acrylic
 

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Cordy":3o0jrxj6 said:
Folks comment that it looks like a Pulpit
LOL glad I'm not the only one then :)

You might want to add some finish to the underside of the top, as rain will still run under there (no drip edge) and rot it out - you should also consider adding some rubber "door stop" feet to it to keep it off the ground.

Otherwise, perfect use of a dustbin :wink: One of my planters is built around an old central heating expansion tank.
 

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John, what is the finish on your pulpit please? I need summat equally bright for acres of verandah woodwork.

Sam
 

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You might want to add some finish to the underside of the top, as rain will still run under there (no drip edge) and rot it out - you should also consider adding some rubber "door stop" feet to it to keep it off the ground
Cheers Rafezetter I will try to fix a drip to top, then look to keep base off ground
 

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John, what is the finish on your pulpit please? I need summat equally bright for acres of verandah woodwork.

Sammy Q, I will check what type of Sikkens later
 

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Top coat -- Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 plus

Base -- Cetol HLS Plus


Both are shade mahogany; originally bought to treat Sapele

My choice was based on these excellent threads

Roger M 1

Roger M 2
 

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Cheers. Mine are presently dull ancient oak stain, more like muddy chocolate; new stuff sometime soon and I want to have a brighter finish.

Sam
 
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