This step by step woodworking project is about garden plant stand plans. This article features detailed instructions for building a simple vertical outdoor plant stand with an elegant design. We have designed the plans to keep the expenditures under control and to involve the least amount of work possible. These are the easiest plant stand plans you will find on internet.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the plant stand won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
Projects made from these plans
Garden Plant Stand Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 48″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 18″ long, 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 3 1/2″ long 2xSIDES
- C – 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 5 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
- D – 2 piece of 1×6 lumber – 26″ long, 2 pieces – 30″ long BOTTOM SHELF
Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses
How to build a plant stand
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the base for the plant stand. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to cut both ends of the 4×4 lumber in a decorative manner. Smooth the edges with fine-grits sandpaper.
Attach 1×4 pieces of lumber to the bottom of the component. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws through the wood pieces into the supports. Add glue for a tight bond.
Continue the project by building the vertical supports for the plant stand. Use a jigsaw to make the top of the supports round. Center the support to the base and make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes through the base and insert 4 1/2″ screws into the vertical support. Add waterproof glue to the joint.
The next step of the project is to build the gussets for the garden plant stand. Mark the cut lines on the 2×6 beams and get the job done with a jigsaw. Smooth the edges and drill pocket holes along the straight edges.
Fit the gussets to the base of the structure and lock it into place using 2 1/2″ screws and glue. Leave no gaps between the components.
Next, attach the shelves supports to the vertical components. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the supports into place, after adding waterproof glue.
Fit the 1×6 slats to the supports, as shown in the diagram. Insert 1 1/4″ screws through the supports into the shelves.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the wooden plant stand from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain.
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