This week my garden group is holding its annual event to raise money to fund our speakers for the coming year. I decided to make a wooden box to take for the raffle. A dual use container that could be used as a planter or for display, such as the box I made for myself which currently sits in a sunny kitchen window planted with succulents. During the holidays with the succulents removed, it was filled with greenery, pillar candles and ornaments and used as a centerpiece for my dining room table.
There are so many things you can do with one.
I started with a standard 24 inch plastic window-box from Home Depot and built a wooden container to put it in. Getting the dimensions right was a bit tricky but I finally solved the problem. I wanted it to be easy to lift out.
Decorative molding and side handles were added to to dress it up a bit. It was then stained, and for protection, and a some richness given several coats of polyurethane.
here it is early this morning in the car ready to go to the raffle.
At first I was going to plant it with succulents but then I decided on winter and early spring annuals. When I was at the garden center I couldn't resist the violas and these amazing yellow primroses.
I hope that someone will enjoy having it.
PS. Thank you Alexa