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One of the problems a gardener runs into when cutting flowers on a hot day is having them wilt before you get them inside to a vase of water.  Build this flower truck and set a dish of water in the base, and you can put your flowers directly in water as you cut them.  Then they will ot wilt before you get them in the house.

You will need the following pieces of wood:

1 back 3/4” X 6” X 22”

2 sides 3/4” X 5” X 18”

1 front 3/4” X 4 1/2” X 8 1/2 “

1 bottom 3/4” X 4 1/4” X 4 1/2”

Measure down 3 inches from one end of the back piece and mark a line across the board.  Locate the center of the line, and mark a line perpendicular to it on the board.  Using the intersection of the two lines, make a 4 “ diameter circle on the board.  Then mark a circle with a 6” diameter on the same center.

Cut out the four inch circle with a jigsaw or scroll saw.  Cut off the corners of the board by following the edges of the six inch circle on the board.

Take a side piece and measure six inches down from one end of the board. Using that point as the center, make a circle with a 3 1/4” radius from this centerpoint.  Then measure 1 3/4 “ from the opposite edge, and mark the length of the bard.  This line should intersect the circle you have just drawn.  To curve the upper end of the side piece, measure down 1 3/4 inch from the top and make a circle with the line you just made as the centerpoint.

Use the lines you have made to cut the side out as shown in the photograph. Trace the shape on the second side and cut it as well.

Butt the sides up against the back and attach with deck screws. 

Insert the front between the sides and attach with deck screws.

With a mallet, tap the bottom into place and attach with brads.

Now you have a finished flower truck.  Put a vase or dish of water in it and go cut some flowers.

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