Needing advice

June 29th, 2009 in member junk     
tabathamiller1 tabathamiller1, member
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I am wanting to make this into a planter. Any advice on how to keep it from rotting?


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, wood, plant holder, country, outdoor spaces, porch, sunroom

Comments (10)

tabathamiller1 writes: Again thank you ladies for all your comments! It will probably a month or so before I can get to it but I will sure put pics up when I am done! I can't wait for fall so I can put pumpkins in it....pumpkins are my fav!!! I love them! Posted: 10:49 am on July 1st
greencolleen writes: well i have new laptop and it wont let me comment :(.but i am the master of it will figure it out! but i might put a cookie sheet in the bottom to protect the wood . good luck Posted: 3:13 pm on June 30th
suewhitney writes: Wow, look at how helpful all of these junkers are! All good ideas and all should work well for you. Make sure to show us a picture when you are done!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:57 am on June 30th
alicemom writes: Tabitha,
I agree with the individual pots. That way you have pumpkins in the fall, little Christmas' trees at the holiday time etc. Looking forward to "the rest of the story".
Smiles, & welcome,
Alice Posted: 10:44 pm on June 29th
CottageElements writes: I think the liner is a great idea, but would also use pots rather than planting the whole thing. I also would poly the piece or maybe use a wax like Bri or Classic Wax which is great for outdoor projects. You would have to probably redo it once a year, but a simple solution. Be sure to show us the after pics!

Lani Posted: 2:35 pm on June 29th
SHABBYPATTY writes: HOW ABOUT A PLASTIC TOTE AND PUT SOMEBRICKS OR SOMETHING LIGHTER UNDERNEATH THE TOTE TO LIFT IT UP. SAVE ON SOIL. Posted: 1:55 pm on June 29th
tabathamiller1 writes: Thank you ladies for the advice!! Posted: 1:33 pm on June 29th
annebell writes: Maybe some pond liner would work on the inside. I like the pots idea, too. Posted: 11:44 am on June 29th
RustyDiva writes: Oh how beautiful! I would slather the heck out of the outside with polyurethane. Ditto on Kathy's ideas for the inside. Congrats - great piece! Posted: 11:40 am on June 29th
shabbychick writes: Hi Tabitha, and welcome to JunkMarket Style!

Will the trunk be in a protected area like a porch or deck? I might just line it with some kind of vinyl or plastic (maybe a vinyl tablecloth with a print to it, or at least a color that's better than black plastic) - you should be able to staple it in place, and then put some different containers of plants in the trunk - then you could easily water or change the plants, move the trunk, etc... If you have a few small containers you could set a small table or stand inside and arrange your planters around it (for some heighth).

That's a great piece for "planting"! Good luck and please share the finished project!

Take care, Kathy Posted: 10:14 am on June 29th
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