Dry-fit the staves and splines together (page 123). Center the assembly on a piece of %-inch marine-grade plywood and outline the outside of the planter on the work-piece. Then mark a second outline within the first, offset from it by M> inch to compensate for the dadoes in the staves. Use the second outline as your cutting pattern as you saw out the bottom on your band saw (right). Once the bottom is cut out, drill a few drainage holes through it.
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