My Great Outdoors: Trent's Pretty Planter Boxes

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Name: Trent Location: Chicago, IL Type of space: 2nd floor deck Tell us about your outdoor project and how you enjoy it: What started out as a spare time idea (if there is such a thing) has become an obsession. Last fall I built the planter box on the deck railing, anxiously awaited spring and in March 2009 planted the first of many (and more to come) herbs and vegetables. As the first planter started to bud I was sawing and nailing any scraps of wood I could scrounge. Topping out at six planters — with one more to come — we can now see green out the back kitchen door. Pretty handy when you need a handful of herbs...How did you create it? Mitre saw, nail gun, screwdriver tape measure and a few notebook sketches.

Recommended store, site, product or resource?
Local home improvement store — and I do mean local. No big box, please.

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