This step by step diy woodworking project is about how to build an indoor plant stand. If you want to learn more about building a beautiful plant stand, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are so many designs and plans to choose from when building a basic plant stand, so make sure you take a look over the related woodworking projects that are featured on our site.
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 stand 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 an indoor plant stand
- A – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 30 3/4″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 12″ long SUPPORTS
- C – 4 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 5 1/4″ long SUPPORTS
- Safety gloves, glasses, Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
- Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface
- One Day
Building an indoor stand
First of all, we recommend you to build the supports for the plat stand. Therefore, you need to build the components out of 1×2 lumber. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper and drill pocket holes at one end of the short components. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth. Make sure the corners are square and the edges perfectly flush.
Build the legs for the plant stand out of 1×2 lumber. Cut the legs at the right size and smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper. Make sure you round the top of the legs with a circular saw, to create a decorative effect. Next, drill pilot holes through the legs and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the supports. Alternatively, you could drill pocket holes and inset 1 1/4″ screws. Plumb the legs with a spirit level and check if the corners are square using a carpentry square. Adjust the height at which you place the supports before inserting the screws.
Continue the project by fitting the rest of the legs to the structure, as described in the diagram. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
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.
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