A-frame plant stand plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about a-frame plant stand plans. If you want to learn more about building an a-frame plant stand we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. Work with good judgement and don’t forget to take a look over the rest of the related projects, as there are so many projects you could build for your home.

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 a-frame 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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A-frame plant stand plans

Building a plant stand

Building a plant stand

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 50″ long, 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 57 3/4″ long LEGS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 21 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 61 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 85 3/4″ long SUPPORTS
  • C – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 33″ long BRACES
  • D – 17 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 40″ long SHELVES

 

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 legs

Building the legs

 

The first step of the project is to build the legs for the A-frame plant stand. Cut both ends of the diagonal legs at the right angle (60 degrees). Take accurate measurements before making the cuts, as to get a professional result.

 

Fitting the supports

Fitting the supports

 

The next step of the woodworking project is to attach the supports to the legs. Therefore, cut the supports at the right size, making sure you cut the ends in a decorative manner. Smooth the edges with sandpaper before attaching them to the legs, by using 2 1/2″ screws. Add glue to the joints in order to enhance the bond of the structure.

 

Fitting the braces

Fitting the braces

 

In order to lock the two sides of the plant stand together, we recommend you to attach the 2×4 braces to the structure. Drill pilot holes through the braces and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the structure of the a-frame plant stand. Use a spirit level to the plumb the sides of the plant stand. In addition, make sure the braces are perfectly horizontal.

 

Fitting the supports slats

Fitting the supports slats

 

One of the last steps of the project is to attach the 2×4 slats to the structure, in order to create the shelves. Place the slats equally-spaced and secure them to the frame with 2 1/2″ galvanized screws. Pre-drill holes into the slats in order to prevent the wood from splitting.

 

A-frame plant stand plans

A-frame plant stand plans

 

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 a-frame plant stand.

 

 

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