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DIY Veggie Planter Box Project

21 Jul , 2016   Video

A video about simple box planters for your patio. All the materials were made from scrap lumber and plywood.
A standard 8 feet long by 2 feet wide planter can be constructed over a weekend.

Adding-siding-to-planter If you decide to go the extra mile and add a skirt to the boxes (siding) it might take a little longer, but the results are more professional looking.

For this project, a 2’ x 8’ planter was made for the back wall of our home and an “L” shape planter was made to edge the corner of the adjoining patio. The “L” shape consisted of two 2′ x 4′ planters laid out in an “L” shape. The planters are open at the bottom but covered with landscape fabric and lined with recycled cardboard. A soil mix of consisted of potting soil and mushroom manure was mixed together in each planter.

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Buildings and Renovations,Wildlife

How to Make a Bat House from Scrap Wood- Part 1

24 Sep , 2015   Video

This video will show you how to construct a bat house from lumber and plywood scraps.
This is a fairly easy project and can be constructed with only a few tools. Most of the materials can be found free from a lumber yard or left over from a home renovation project. (Plans to come)
Bats are a critical part of our ecosystems. A bat house is a good way to increase the bat population and to control nocturnal insects.
I would like to thank Margaret from www.BCbats.ca for her suggestions on plans and where to mount the bat house.

Bat-house-painted

bat-house-material-break-down

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Power generation,Solar Power Projects,Wind Turbine Projects,Woodworking

Building a Plywood Battery Box (and Heavy Duty Stand)

30 Jan , 2015  

The video shows how to make a large, plywood battery box that will hold (10) 6 volt deep cycle batteries. The batteries are used to store DC electricity for a solar or wind turbine system.

Battery-Layout The plywood box measures 48″ long x 24″ wide x 15″ tall. It was made from one sheet of 3/4″ Oak plywood. To keep cost down, try to find damaged plywood, I picked sheet for $10.00 (regular price is $66.00 each)

In the past, I have built a smaller box for (4) batteries and it has worked out well.
Below is some of pictures of the build.

  • Cutting Diagram
    Cutting Diagram
  • Layout for batteries
    Layout for batteries
  • Wood stain
    Wood stain
  • Inside of box is primed
    Inside of box is primed
  • 6 Volt US Battery 145
    6 Volt US Battery 145

Part 1

Part 2 of this video series is found below

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