One of the easier woodworking projects you can build yourself is a standing planter box for herbs, fresh vegetables, or flowers. Even if you have a large garden, certain things are more convenient if they are just outside your door including herbs, lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes and other fresh vegetables. They’ll be within reach to add to your fresh dinner salad. And, if back problems are an issue for you or your favorite gardener, a standing planter means no bending over to tend the garden.
Learn how to build a standing planter box that not only looks like it should be part of your backyard, but is sturdy and will stand up to the elements. Because this box is made from cedar decking and 1-inch by 4-inch cedar planks, it will also be bug resistant. The video shows you how to square up the box, build great-looking legs, add a bottom shelf with even spacing between the planks and how to make everything nice and sturdy so the weight of the dirt and water doesn’t blow everything out.
Wet dirt is heavy, so the instructions provide what you need to know to make this project extra sturdy, using braces on the bottom and on the inside. To add to the structure, the project is glued and screwed. Waterproof glue makes the standing planter box last longer than if you were to use standard glue. This project was designed so that the pieces were all taken from standard 8-foot (96″) boards with very little waste.
This standing planter box (also known as a raised planter box) is also waist high so that you won’t be breaking your back when you work with the plants. This is also a great project to build for someone who wants to garden but cannot due to physical limitations.
Watch the video to learn how to build a standing planter box; and print the documentation for the list of tools, list of boards you’ll need and list of dimensions to cut the boards. You’ll have this woodworking project built in no time and you’ll be eating fresh vegetables and growing fresh herbs in no time.Watch Now >>
Gain all the knowledge you need to build your own fully accessorized workbench with this step-by-step video featuring George Vondriska. For both beginning and intermediate woodworkers alike, a well-made and intricately customized workbench is a critical tool to ensure efficiency in all your future woodworking projects. Through George’s detailed instruction, you’ll quickly and easily learn how to build a workbench that will serve you well for many years to come.
Throughout this video, you’ll discover simple yet proven techniques for not only this particular project, but all your projects as well. George includes detailed instruction on how to build a workbench that features adjustable legs — offering virtually any working height you may need — along with multiple storage cabinets and surfaces to keep your shop space both clean and efficient.
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Check out this full video and master the techniques for adding additional accessories to your workbench such as bench dog holes (positioned using a plunge router jig), and much more. With the groundwork laid out and your new workbench taking form, you’ll find ample opportunity to improve upon the design to suit your own custom needs, such as adding a board jack when working with particularly long pieces or a planing stop, used when sanding or planing surfaces. George even offers some creative and incredibly handy custom-made accessory options that will give your workbench a few extra capabilities you may not find in most woodshops.
With this in-depth video on how to build a workbench, you’ll be on your way to improving the beauty and efficiency of your woodshop in no time! Make sure to utilize our workbench plans below.Watch Now >>
Spike Carlsen teaches you how to build a side table in your workshop. He walks you through the step-by-step instructions, demonstrating all of the essential woodworking tips and techniques, such as laying out the dimensions and bracing the legs to the top and shelf. This beautiful craftsman side table is a great project for all skill levels of woodworkers.Watch Now >>
In this month’s woodworking project demonstration, George Vondriska teaches you the step-by-step process for building a coat tree that will look great in your home or workshop. He demonstrates the simple techniques for installing wrought-iron hooks, crafting the coat tree’s feet, and quarter sawing to achieve that beautiful face grain on all four sides. Coat…Watch Now >>
Wooden picture frames make great gifts and you can easily make a picture frame following the steps in this class. Here’s an approach to making wooden picture frames that relies on screw pockets and molding. It’s really easy to do, and you’re gonna love this approach to getting framed. We’re assembling the frame with butt…Watch Now >>
In this month’s project demonstration, WWGOA’s master woodworker George Vondriska teaches you how to build a beautiful stowaway bench that is perfect for use in a hallway or mudroom in your house. He walks you through the easy step-by-step process and demonstrates all of the expert woodworking techniques that you’ll need to create this unique…Watch Now >>
In this month’s handmade knives project demonstration, George Vondriska teaches you the essential woodworking tips and techniques you’ll need to make beautiful, one-of-a-kind handles for commercially crafted blades, including bandsaw cutting, rivet-making and blade placement. When making your own handles, you have total control over the customization. You can choose the type of wood used…Watch Now >>
Add kitchen tongs to your list of simple woodworking projects. George Vondriska walks you step-by-step through the planning and building process for making a pair of kitchen tongs that you can give as a gift for a friend or loved one or use in your own home. George teaches you the simple woodworking tips and…Watch Now >>
Fishing rod rack plans step by step video is are available through WWGOA with this exclusive WWGOA wood projects for beginners video. George Vondriska describes in detail how to make this sturdy fishing rod rack. These fishing rod rack plans are simple, using all dimensional 1″ x 6″ boards and is constructed to keep your fishing rods securely in place so you don’t have to worry about them falling out and getting damaged.
George also incorporates the use of wooden dowels on the side of the rack to hold your extra fishing reels and shows you how to cut your own plugs to cover up screw holes for a more professional look. With these fishing rod rack plans you can create a DIY, easy storage for all your fishing rods.Watch Now >>