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Thread: SS Flower Pot

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricator View Post
    You may see some bowing out once filled with 18 gauge. Another idea, make the next one 6 or even 8 sided. Would give you more structural strength with more sides.
    Yup, another good point. It will definitely bow out a little with soil. I'm hoping not too much...
    Will post pics after the weekend with soil inside.

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    Or you could just weld ribs into it. Either flat stock or 1/2 angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by partagas View Post
    Or you could just weld ribs into it. Either flat stock or 1/2 angle.
    Yep, That's what I'd do as well !
    The soil will hide'em .

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    Well here it is totally complete and NO BULGING! The stems are not really strong enough to stand upright, so I stuck a broomstick in the inside corner of the pot and drilled two 3/16" holes near the top in that corner so that zip ties hold the broomstick tight in the corner. Works very well. Total cost of material was only $49. Its also bigger and nicer than any pot we saw in stores, not to mention cheaper as well. Definitely gonna build more of these bad boys.
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    Looks great! I'm sure you could sell them as well.
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