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DIY wooden plant stand

Build this attractive plant stand using pine planks that you can buy at your local Builders. Create an eye-catching display with plant stands in different heights.

09/10/2017

This easy project from www.BuildSomething.co.za only requires some PAR pine and a few simple pocket hole joints and you're done.

Once assembled, add your own personal touch with paint.

4 of 44 x 44 x 457mm pine - low stand, leg

1 of 44 x 44 x 330mm pine - long stand, cross

2 of 44 x 44 x 146mm pine - short stand, cross

4 of 44 x 44 x 812mm pine - high stand, leg

2 of 44 x 44 x 330mm pine - long stand, cross

4 of 44 x 44 x 146mm pine - short stand, cross

Terra cotta or plastic pots

50mm coarse-thread pocket-hole screws [50]

Wood glue

Paint and equipment to finish

TOOLS:

Kreg Pocket Hole Jig

Drill/Driver plus assorted bits

Cordless screwdriver with right-angle attachment

Orbital Sander plus 120-grit sanding pads

Tape measure and pencil

Find all the tools and supplies for this project at Builders Warehouse.

1. Begin by building the cross braces. Set your pockethole jig for 1 1/2"-thick material, and then drill pocket holes at the locations shown in the diagram below. On the Short Cross pieces, the upper ends of the pocket holes will overlap.

2. To assemble, align the Short Cross brace to the Long Cross brace as shown below. Secure with pocket-hole screws. Align the second Short Cross brace and repeat the process.

3. Assemble the stand by attaching the brace assembly to the Legs. Be sure to check the height of your pots - if yours are taller or shorter, you may want to adjust the position of the brace assembly.

- For the high stand, place the brace assemblies on one Leg as shown below.

- For the low stand, place the brace assembly at the lower position.

Secure the brace/s to the Leg using pocket-hole screws and repeat to add the remaining Legs.

GOOD TO KNOW: Due to tight space, you will need to use a cordless screwdriver with right-angle attachment.

Finishing

Once finished you can add your choice of finish. We painted the upper rim of the pots and upper end of each Leg with chalk paint to match. Woodoc 5 clear indoor, matt sealer was applied on the rest of the stand.

 

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