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      Tools List

      • miter saw
        miter saw
      • adjustable clamp
        clamps
      • drill
        drill/driver
      • jigsaw
        jigsaw to notch boards
      • socket wrench
        socket wrench to tighten hex nuts
      • combination square
        combination square to mark cutlines

      Shopping List

      2x4 pressure-treated boards
      Get two 8-footers and three 6-footers to build the planter frame.

      5/4x6 pressure-treated decking
      Get one 8-footer and two 6-footers for the floor and base.

      1x6 cedar trim
      Get four 8-footers and eight 6-footers to sheathe the planter and make the trellis.

      5/4x6 cedar decking
      Get one 8-footer and two 6-footers to make the trellis frame.

      1x3 cedar trim
      Get one 8-footer and four 6-footers to make the trellis screen and rear cap trim.

      2x2 cedar pickets
      Get 17 4-footers for the trellis screen.

      1x4 cedar trim
      Get one 8-footer to make the front and side cap trim.2-inch and 2½-inch deck screws to assemble the planter frame and trellis

      1-inch stainless-steel trim-head screws to fasten the cedar boards

      3-inch-diameter casters
      Get four (two locking), each rated to 250 pounds.

      ¼-by-1½-inch galvanized hex-head machine bolts plus washers and nuts
      Get 16 of each to attach the casters.

      -by-4-inch galvanized carriage bolts plus washers and nuts
      Get six of each to the attach the trellis to the planter.

      teak oil

      ¾–inch crushed stone
      Get four 50-pound bags to fill the bottom of the planter.

      landscape fabric to line the planter box