Outdoor plant stand plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about outdoor plant stand plans. If you want to learn more about building an outdoor plant stand, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. Work with good judgement and invest in high-quality materials, as well as take a look over the related projects 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 outdoor 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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Outdoor plant stand plans

Building a plant stand

Building a plant stand

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 50″ long, 2 pieces – 57 3/4″ long LEGS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 42 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 30 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 10 3/4″ long SUPPORTS
  • C – 1 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 55″ long BRACE
  • D – 9 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 side legs

Building the side legs

 

Build the legs for the plant stand out of 2×4 lumber. Make sure you take accurate measurements and you use a circular saw to get a professional result.

 

Building the sides

Building the sides

 

The next step of the woodworking project is to build the sides of the outdoor plant stand. In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to attach the supports to the legs. Drill pilot holes through the supports and secure them to the legs with 1

 

Fitting the back supports

Fitting the back supports

 

Lock the sides of the outdoor plant stand together, by using several 2×4 slats. Drill pilot holes through the back supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the side supports. Make sure the sides are plumb and the supports are horizontal.

 

Fitting the brace

Fitting the brace

 

In order to reinforce the frame of the plant stand, we recommend you to install a diagonal brace to the back of the structure. Cut both ends of the brace at 35 degrees, by using a nice circular saw. Secure the brace to the back supports with galvanized screws.

 

Attaching the support slats

Attaching the support slats

 

One of the last steps of the project is to attach the slats to the structure, as seen in the image. Drill pilot holes through the slats and secure them to the supports with 2 1/2″ screws. Leave 1/4″ between the slats and align them at both ends.

 

Outdoor plant stand plans

Outdoor 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 plant stand.

 

 

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