Woodshop is open for business again...

Since I haven't posted much outside of the Ireland recaps...

Today I had a chance to do some work out in the garage. It's been a long winter and I've really been looking forward to firing up the power tools again. Today's project was raised garden beds for Jen. She has recently been reading a gardening by the square foot book and wanted a few raised beds to start off. I picked up some 1 x 6 cedar boards this week, enough to make two 2 ft x 4ft raised beds. Construction was pretty simple, using 45 deg miter cuts on the corner and galvanized counter-sunk screws to assemble. I used a piece of 1 x 2 cedar strip to make a lattice to separate the bed into visible 1ft square sections. The lattice is designed to be removed, having rabbet joints at the end to let it sink into the box a bit, and dadoe joints to join the cross sections. I also got a chance to finally use my new router jig (what amounts to a spirograph) Jen got me for Christmas. Here are the results:


 

I have one fully assembled and one ready to be assembled. We are going into town this evening for a graduation party and I need to stop at Lowes to get one more 1x2 cedar strip (a little short to complete the second box).