flower pot

in Product Design held by gjb2
Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
Description:
A plywood flowerpot using the capabilities of CNC. Many people enjoy container gardening, but the price and wintertime storage concerns mean they use a pot that is too small. I want a plywood pot that snaps together. 4 sides, a bottom, and a lip around the top. Design should be scaleable from 1 o 15 gallon. I am thinking interlocking edges and wedges to hold on a double thickness lip and bottom. Alternatively, whole thing could be held together with wedges. Open to all ideas. Bottom should be recessed from actual bottom so it can sit on a stand. stand included in design. Construction would be of 1/4 inch luann (doorskin) plywood. Comes in a 4 by 8 foot sheet. Pot would be cut out on a shopbot type machine.
Wants:
Efficient use of plywood. Evaluation would be based on 5 gallon pot. Sturdy design. Easy assembly. Pot shaped ie. not square.
Don't Wants:
Square box.
Ask for Sample:
Would like a 3 d rendering of assembled pot.
Software:
  1. flexible.

Entries

2nd Winner
#15 FLOWERPOT VER.4 by mina
2013-04-15 10:23:13
3rd Winner
#3 Plywood Flower Pot by tsalpha
Plywood flower pot, assembled from 6 .250" luann plywood pieces. Held together with 18 wedges.
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2013-04-02 16:54:24
#1 G3D wooden pot by Vedran Starcevic
Would this be something you are searching for? Of course I need to add connector of some sort...
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2013-04-01 15:31:18
#2 Expandable Flowerpot by Steven
4 fixed corners. Slats in between and slats for the bottom as well. Can make version in different heights and shapes using the same basic idea
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2013-04-02 15:34:24
#4 Plower pot by River Antonio
Flower Pot
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2013-04-03 00:35:32
#5 FLOWERPOT by mina
2013-04-04 09:15:35
#6 G3D wooden pot V2 by Vedran Starcevic
George hi, I've attached the second version of the pot, this time with all joints and connections, everything made out of same plywood, dimensions and board usability same as in first submit...I'm available for any suggestion...
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2013-04-04 22:24:23
#7 FLOWERPOT by mina
I made some changes in flowerpot.
You can add and 4 screws 2,6x40 for more safety of your construction in the 4 holes, I designed.
I designed the parts of flowerpot in the sheet of plywood. You can cut out pieces for 5 pots.
Anything extra you need, you can ask me.
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2013-04-05 12:03:37
#8 Flower Pot by MRHoover
Not Sure on the type of machine you were planning to use, something with a rotating bit (like a router) would require some design changes. Anyway let me know any changes you want made and I'm glad to work with you.
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2013-04-05 19:18:17
#9 FLOWERPOT ver.3 by mina
The new version with wedges.
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2013-04-08 11:06:49
#10 Flower Pot 2 by MRHoover
changed corner design and did double layer top and bottom.
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2013-04-09 04:35:49
#11 Flower Pot with only 2 side hooks by MRHoover
2013-04-09 04:53:47
#12 Flower pot STL by MRHoover
2013-04-09 05:08:29
#13 Flower pot by Ravinder Saggam
2013-04-11 07:02:47
#14 Flower Pot 1 by Stelios
2013-04-13 11:22:37
#16 Parts by MRHoover
2013-04-16 00:10:13
#18 Plywood flowerpot. by Slavica
I did 3 d rendering for plywood flowerpot. It can be used for wintertime storage. I think there Sturdy design.
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2013-04-17 07:54:10

Discussion

gjb2

Buyer

Tue, 16 Apr 2013 23:13:29 +0000
Hello Everyone,
I will be ending the contest tomorrow (Wednesday) at 0700 cst. I am going to be choosing 3 designs. Although labelled as first, second or third, be aware they are all 1st place winners. I want to thank everyone for their entries and say that I am really impressed by the quality and ingenuity of the designs.
Thank You
George

gjb2

Buyer

Sun, 07 Apr 2013 14:47:32 +0000
Scaleable means the design would work as a 1 gallon pot or a 15 gallon pot with only some minor changes. For this contest, we are using a 5 gallon pot as the reference design.
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 12:17:26 +0000
Dear gjb2
I don't know the purpose of this, can you explain :
"Design should be scaleable from 1 o 15 gallon"
Thank's

gjb2

Buyer

Sat, 06 Apr 2013 13:07:46 +0000
is very close to my original thinking. I would like the lip on the top to be 2 layers. The bottom to be a little higher and maybe 2 pieces for assembly. (Although if it can be done with one piece that is great). The sides to interlock into litte squares. Maybe fewer teeth if strength and integrity can be maintained. GREAT JOB!!

gjb2

Buyer

Thu, 04 Apr 2013 19:29:16 +0000
Please see the updated attachment.

gjb2

Buyer

Wed, 03 Apr 2013 12:43:56 +0000
Lifespan of plywood pot is about 3
years. An advantage of the design would be. It's ability to decompose. If you had perennials in pot, you could pull the sides off and plant the pot. It would rot away.
The caduys are posting a picture of my rough (VERY ROUGH) ideas.
I want to be able to ship as a flat pack.
Not collapsible, but able to be dis assembled.

gjb2

Buyer

Wed, 03 Apr 2013 12:31:43 +0000
Lifespan of plywood pot is about 3
years. An advantage of the design would be. It's ability to decompose. If you had perennials in pot, you could pull the sides off and plant the pot. It would rot away.
The caduys are posting a picture of my rough (VERY ROUGH) ideas.
I want to be able to ship as a flat pack.
Not collapsible, but able to be dis assembled.

Steven

Designer

Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:25:03 +0000
Entry
Mine has 4 fixed corners. These can be made in any number of configurations and shapes. Out of a wide variety of materials. Wood slats are in between and slats for the bottom as well. Although these can be made of vinyl pvc (like fences) so they will last longer. I can make versions in different heights and shapes using the same basic idea. Hope you like it.
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:29:28 +0000
Would you like the design to be collapsable?
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 09:34:57 +0000
also, how are you planning to bend the wood, and to what level of tolerance will your bending be?
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 09:30:36 +0000
wouldn't plywood rot once you put soil and water inside it? surely its a case of false economy, when trying to use a plywood pot to save money, where it has to be thrown away and replaced due to rot every winter? unless you are planning on treating it with some sort of petrochemical, in which case, is the cost of treatment going to push up production costs to equal that of a plastic pot?

gjb2

Buyer

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:32:30 +0000
four flat sides. But not Square shaped. Bottom of the pot is smaller than the top. Please keep the questions coming.

Vedran Starcevic

Designer

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:27:03 +0000
Hi just one quick Q: these 4 sides of a pot would be bent to get assembled in round pot shape? Or I got that wrong? Will this bending occur more horizontally or vertically (like in a wooden barrel)?

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