Posted by Eric Larson
I got permission from the missus to tear down the swing set over the weekend. It was too far gone to rescue. Rather than turn it all into firewood (it’s redwood, after all), I made a pair of planters from it. Nothing extra fancy, I used a circular saw to rip the legs and cut the tapers, and a chop saw to cut the lengths. Some liquid nails, pocket screws and a few other hardwares, and it’s ready for planting. 20″ high, 30″ wide and 15″ deep. The planter floor is only about 8″ from the top, since that’s how big root balls are. Got some good help from the 12yo on this one, he drills a mean pocket hole.