How to build a planter

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In this course you will learn how to build a wooden planter based on the classic Versailles Containers made famous in the reign of Louis XVI. Originally designed in 1670 by the Chief Gardener Andre Le Notre, this is a simplified modern take.

This is hands on project designed to build your skills, develop your confidence and introduce basic joinery techniques.

It is also a fun project, that will impress your family and friends

The course is made up of 8 video lessons as well as a downloadable step by step plan.

  • Lesson 1 – The design
  • Lesson 2 – Making the legs
  • Lesson 3 – Cutting the mortices
  • Lesson 4 – Cutting the tenons
  • Lesson 5 – Cutting the haunch
  • Lesson 6 – Making the panels
  • Lesson 7 – The glue up and finish
  • Lesson 8 – Final thoughts

In this project we will use the following tools,

  • The compound mitre saw
  • The table saw
  • The router table
  • Hand saws
  • Chisels
  • marking gear

Check out the “YouTube” series of courses if you are unfamiliar with any of these tools

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