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rustic tiered herb planter

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rustic tiered herb planterthis was a quick weekend project for a friend of ours sam (samantha) that lives in an apartment but still wanted to be able to grow some fresh herbs so she asked if i would make her something compact she could put on her porch.so this was my answer.made from some rough sawn cedar ive had taking up space too long.simple butt joined boards assembled with tbIII and ss trim head screws.size is h=35” w=24” d=20”,the boxes are h=6” w=6”.there are drain holes covered with screen on each box.the finish is penofin roewood oil western red cedar.the letters were cut out with rocklers sign making system.i wish the cedar was all the same color but hey it's a free project so she cant complain.



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Weed Vase.................Design by Frank Lloyd Wright

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Weed Vase.................Design by Frank Lloyd WrightI was looking at images of weed vases on Google when I came across this copper one designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1893 and made in 1898. I guess it was a challenge to reproduce it when I saw it.
I made it out of cherry and then did an antique copper finish on it. The sixth photo is the original one. Like that one, mine has a 4 1/8” x 4 1/8” base and is 29 1/2” tall. I put a hole down the center only 16 ” deep.The original one sold for $60,000 at an auction and is now in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.I added some process shots below.Cheers, Jim



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Interior Staircase

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Interior StaircaseThe old staircase was pretty steep, not too stable and the treads were only 9” deep. The single stringer was only 9” and had several deep splits. I used 12” double fir stringers and 12” fir for the treads. The new staircase is incredibly sturdy now and will last for many years. I personally preferred the stairs without paint and carpet, but the homeowner chose carpet for better grip.



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