Simple plant stand plans

This step by step diy project is about simple plant stand plans free. If you want to learn more about building a basic plant stand with an extra storage shelf, pay attention to this project. Follow the instructions and pay attention to the diagrams. Build the plant stand using our free plans even if you are a beginner when it comes to woodworking.

You should always plan everything from the very beginning, in order to prevent costly mistakes and to save time. In most of the cases, you need a friend to give you a hand when assembling the simple plant stand. Invest in high quality lumber and plywood, as the components will be exposed to bad weather. Protect the components with appropriate paint or stain.

There are a few tips that you should take into account, if you want to get a professional result. Therefore, take accurate measurements and use professional tools when making the cuts or when drilling pilot holes. Align the components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to create a rigid structure.

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Simple plant stand plans

Building a plant stand

Building a plant stand

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 24 1/2″ long LEGS
  • B – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 24″ long SUPPORTS
  • C – 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 24″ long TOP
  • D – 2 pieces of 1×1 lumber – 1×1″ long, 3 pieces – 18 1/2″ long SHELF

 

Tools

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

 

Tips

  • Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
  • Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws

 

Time

  • One Week

 

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How to build a plant stand

Building the legs

Building the legs

 

The first step of the project is to build the legs for the plant stand. Mark the cut lines on the 1×6 boards and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.

 

Building the top supports

Building the top supports

 

Build the supports out of 1×3 lumber. Cut both ends of the components in a decorative manner. Add glue to the joints and insert brad nails. Make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the screws.

 

Fitting the top

Fitting the top

 

Next, you have to attach the top component to the structure. Use 1×6 or 2×6 lumber to build the top support. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure it into place. Add glue to the joints. If you use 1×6 lumber, you can drive in brad nails.

 

Fitting the cleats

Fitting the cleats

 

Attach 1×1 cleats to the interior faces of the legs. Make sure the cleats are perfectly horizontal. Add glue to the joints and secure it into place using brad nails.

 

Building the bottom shelf

Building the bottom shelf

 

Attach 1×2 slats to the cleats in order to create a storage shelf. Use brad nails to lock the slats to the cleats. Place the slats equally-spaced, for a professional result.

 

Plant-stand-plans

Plant stand plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. In order to get a professional result, fill the holes and the gaps with wood filler and let it dry out for a few hours. Check if there are protruding screws and fix this issue, if necessary.

Smart Tip: Apply a few coats of stain or exterior paint to the components, in order to protect them from decay and water damage. Check out the rest of the projects to see more alternatives. 

 

 

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