This step by step diy project is about glider stand plans. This is PART 2 of the glider bench project, where I show you how to build the stand. This stand is super easy to build and it will create a nice support for the glider bench. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
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). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project 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
Glider Stand Plans
- F – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 11 1/2″ long LEGS
- G – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 51″ long, 4 pieces – 15 1/2″ long FRAME
- H – 5 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 51″ long TOP SLATS
- PART 1: Glider Bench Plans
- PART 2: Glider Stand Plans
How to build a glider stand
The first step of the project is to build the frame for the stand. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber and then lock them together with 2 1/2″ screws. Align the edges and make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
Fit the 1×4 slats to the stand. Align the edges at both ends and then place a piece of 1/4″ plywood between the slats, so you create even gaps. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to secure them into place tightly.
Attach the 2×4 legs to the stand frame with 2 1/2″ screws and glue. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges with attention.
Check out PART 1 of the project, where I show you how to build the glider bench. Attach the bench to the stand using the brackets. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the glider bench and to protect them from the elements.
You can easily make adjustments to my plans to suit your needs and tastes. Moreover, you can adjust the height of the legs. See all my outdoor furniture projects HERE.
This woodworking project was about glider stand plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.