How to Build a Plant Caddy

This step by step diy woodworking project is about how to build a plant caddy. If you want to learn more about building a plant stand made out of wooden components, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are many designs and plans to choose from, so make sure you take a look over the related caddy plans that are featured on our website.

Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the plant caddy to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.

If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.

 

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How to Build a Plant Stand

Building a plant caddy

Building a plant caddy

 

Materials

  • A – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 14 1/2″ long FRAME
  • B – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 13″ long SUPPORTS
  • C – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 16 1/2″ long, 3 pieces – 10″ long BASE
  • D – 4 pieces of caster wheels – 3″ long WHEELS

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

 

Time

  • One Day

 

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Building a plant stand

Building the frame of the caddy

Building the frame of the caddy

 

The first step of the woodworking project is about building the frame of the plant caddy. As you can easily notice in the image, we recommend you to make the 1×4 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the side components and secure them to the perpendicular slats with 1 1/4″ screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints and make sure the corners are right-angled.

 

Fitting the supports

Fitting the supports

 

Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the frame by using 1 1/4″ galvanized screws. Work with attention and add waterproof glue to the joints in order to create a rigid structure.

 

Attaching the caster wheels

Attaching the caster wheels

 

Attach the caster wheels to the caddy, as described in the article. Secure the caster wheels to the structure in order to get the job done in a professional manner.

 

Attaching the top slats

Attaching the top slats

 

Building the base of the structure is easy, but you need to cut the components at the right size before locking them together. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the middle components and secure them to the end components. Leave no gaps between the slats and secure them together with galvanized screws. Drill pilot holes through the supports and secure them to the base with 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to enhance the rigidity of the structure.

 

How to build a plant caddy

How to build a plant caddy

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the plant stand.

 

 

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