How to build a plant stand

This step by step diy woodworking project is about how to build a plant stand. If you want to learn more about building a basic plant stand, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. Work with good judgement and take a look over the rest of the related plans, as there are so many projects to choose from. Invest in high quality materials to get a professional project.

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 table 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 stand

Building a plant stand

 

Materials

  • A – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 30″ long LEGS
  • B – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 15″, 2 pieces – 12″ long 2xFRAME
  • C – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 12″ long SUPPORTS

 

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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Plant stand plans

Building the frames

Building the frames

 

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frames for the plant stand. As you can easily notice in the plans, we recommend you to build the frames out of 1×4 lumber. Cut the components out of 1×4 slats and lock them together with galvanized screws. Check if the corners are square and add waterproof glue to enhance the bond of the joints.

 

Attaching the legs

Attaching the legs

 

The next step of the woodworking project is to attach the 1×4 legs to the frames. Secure the legs to the frames, making sure they are plumb and the corners are square. Add glue to the joints in order to enhance the rigidity of the structure.

 

Fitting the slats

Fitting the slats

 

Attach the 1×6 support slats to the frames, as described in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the slats before attaching them to the frames. Add glue to the joints and place the supports equally-spaced.

 

How to build a plant stand

How to build a plant stand

 

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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