Buy planter boxes built from scraps of new library


August 9, 2022

GET ‘EM’ BEFORE THEY’RE GONE - La Conner residents Rick Linton, left, and Brad Bradford stand before planter boxes they handcrafted from La Conner Swinomish Library scrap construction wood. The planter boxes come in five different colors and will be sold at the La Conner United Street Fair Aug. 20 in the Crescent Moon parking lot. -Photo by Marissa Conklin

Those looking to spice up their garden are in luck.

On Saturday, Aug. 20, the La Conner United Street Fair will have hand-crafted cedar planter boxes for sale. The new La Conner Swinomish Library will get 100% of the proceeds.

In early July, La Conner resident Brad Bradford decided he wanted to build planter boxes using the library’s scrap wood.

“Everybody needs a couple planter boxes,” he told the Weekly News.

Tiger Construction, the library’s contractor, generously donated scraps of the cross-laminated timber (CLT) used in building the library to Bradford.

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