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jarrrrhed 04-09-2013 01:45 PM

waterproof a wood planter
what do you use to waterproof pine wood planter

wkearney99 04-09-2013 05:44 PM

water from where, inside or out of it?

joecaption 04-09-2013 05:51 PM

Pressure treated, unpressure treated?

user1007 04-10-2013 08:54 AM

They sell molded plastic liners in just about any size and configuration you can imagine. Your real, not box store nursery or even your florist should be able to order exactly what you need if you cannot find it.

The problem with trying to "waterproof" wood containers is you can keep them from breathing and expanding and contracting on one side. You end up causing more harm than good. Obviously you may want to stain or prime and paint the exteriors. Some sort of rust inhibitor on the fasteners is not a bad idea.

joecaption 04-10-2013 09:01 AM

If I get stuck making a planter I first find the plastic liner that has been suggested. I make the outside wooden box the sive so the liner will just slip into it and rest on the top of it.
I also do not install a bottom in the planter, since that the first thing that's going to rot out.
If the planters going to be sitting in direct contact with any surface I add PVC lumber stand off's so the wood will dry out.
I also would never have used pine.
Cypruss, cedar, IPE, even fur would have been better.

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