Magazine Highlight: Family Handyman
Author & Woodworker, Spike Carlson demonstrates how to build a raised bed planter: “A mini garden with fresh veggies – steps from your kitchen”.
For those of us who have cats & various other critters visiting our gardens, Carlson’s gorgeous creation looks like it could prevent unwanted presents & presence! Since I am one of those lucky recipients, I immediately wanted to find out how hard it might be to build this planter.
Right there on the first page, I saw a box labeled, “What It Takes” with the Time, the Cost, the Tools needed, & the Skill Level: BEGINNER. Now we’re talkin’! I do have to admit that when I saw “standard woodworking tools” in the list of tools, I was a little apprehensive, but as I turned the pages, the illuminating photos clearly displayed what those standard tools would be.
Mr. Carlson demonstrates how to build this patio planter with 8 steps of construction photos and includes other pertinent information, such as a materials list, a photo of the plans, a cutting list, & written instructions with the step by step photos.
I’m excited about this DIY project and it looks like something I could manage (or something I could talk someone into doing for me)! Check it out and see if you would like to build one too!