This is one of the longest projects I’ve worked on – over a year. Although really it was only a couple of days work, it’s just that those 2 days were a long way apart.
The tongue and groove panels are a loose fit in grooves that are routed into the posts and rails. Then all the edge pieces are doweled together. I managed to buy the wooden balls quite cheaply from an online art shop.
It is all made from untreated softwood so it got two coats of preservative before being painted with Cuprinol Shades, this colour is Seagrass.
The plan is to put some kind of fruit tree in it, maybe a pear?