08:08AM | 05/04/06
Member Since: 04/30/06
4 lifetime posts
im trying to build a octagon flower bed. i used the 22.5 degrees and cut each pice of wood 19.5 inches. it didnt work wont join evenly. so here we go again this time 1 want the thing to be 72 inches from point to point. so what should each piece be cut at. please help asap so i can go get new lumber thanks again

doug seibert

04:35PM | 05/04/06
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
".... it didnt work wont join evenly....."

The 16 angle cuts need to be quite precise for the pieces to mate perfectly........I suggest you PRACTICE re-cutting the old pieces until you can cut the correct "angle" and "length" to achieve the perfect Octagon......(even tho this will be too small for your final planter)

What type of saw are you trying to use for this ?

For the 72" planter.....measured point-to-point.... each piece needs to be EXACTLY the same length of 27 1/2" and the same angle of 22.5º......(for some saws/guages/methods you may want to use the complimentary angle of 67.5º........That's 90 minus 22.5 equals 67.5)


08:15AM | 05/05/06
Member Since: 04/30/06
4 lifetime posts
i tried to use a miter saw. but the wood was to thick to cut with so i ended up using a cir saw. i got fince post from lowes to use for the bed. the post are 3 and 1/2 in thick.

doug seibert

08:48AM | 05/05/06
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
Green landscape timbers will never keep a tight miter joint as the wood moves and dries........Maybe stacking the timbers Log-Cabin style....lapping the joints in the octagon shape and cutting off the excess.....(chainsaw or sawzall ?)

Maybe "paint" a circle on the ground with your radius of 36" and construct the octagon planter within that area........

Good Luck.......

PS.........If you're determined to cut the "miters" could Cut and Fasten TWO halves of the Octagon.....Then scribe/custom-cut the last joints between the halves to match.......
Click to reply button
  • People also asked iconOctagon Flower Bed Hi everybody, I'm new to do it yourself landasc...
  • People also asked iconoctagon bed i tried to use a miter saw. but the wood was to...
  • People also asked iconoctagon bed im trying to build a octagon flower bed. i used...
  • People also asked iconoctagon flower bed hi everyone, i need some help here. i want to b...
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon