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Old 04-19-2011, 12:24 AM   #1
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My wife wants me to build a flower box for underneath our big bay window. Just wondering what would the best lumber to use. It is a rather long window at just over 10 feet long, so i figure I would need at least three supports. Anyone have any ideas?

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Old 04-19-2011, 04:23 PM   #2
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Cedar or white oak will last a while. Local big box stores sell cedar. Also, consider plastic planters placed into the wooden window boxes. A little less evaporation. Buy the plastic planters and build your wooden window box to hold/hide them. In that case you could just use pine or whatever as long as it was painted.

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Old 04-20-2011, 12:04 AM   #3
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Cedar would be great but nice treated lumber would last two. Or build the boxes with concrete block or other such material and anchor with rebar.
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