Tomato Tower

Learn how to build this stunning tomato tower. 

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Step 1: Cut cedar to size.

Uprights: Cut 4

  • 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 7'

Short-side horizontals:
Cut 4 each of the following lengths from the thinner strips: 5" length cut at a 5° angle (top of piece measures 5"; bottom measures 5 1/4")

  • 9 3/8" cut at a 5° angle
  • 11 7/8" cut at a 5° angle
  • 14 3/8" cut at a 5° angle
  • 16 7/8" cut at a 5° angle
  • 19 3/8" cut at a 5° angle

Long-side horizontals:
Cut 4 each of the following lengths from the thinner strips:

  • 7 3/8" cut at a 5° angle (top of piece measures 7 3/8"; bottom measures 7 5/8")
  • 11 3/4" cut at a 5° angle
  • 14 1/8" cut at a 5° angle
  • 16 3/4" cut at a 5° angle
  • 19 1/8" cut at a 5° angle
  • 21 3/4" cut at a 5° angle

Center strips:
Cut 4 from the thinner strips:

  • 4' lengths. Shape both ends into points.

Top: Create a rectangular top piece. Attach 2 1x4x9" pieces side by side and top with the 1x8x7".