This step by step diy project is about display crate stand plans. I have designed this tiered crate stand so you can display vegetables or other items at flea markets. Alternatively, you can use this display stand to store vegetables and cans in your own kitchen. Remember that you need to adjust the size and the design of the sandbox table to suit your needs. 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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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Building a Display Crate Stand
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- A – 8 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 18″ long 3XCRATE
- B – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 10 1/2″ long 3xENDS
- C – 4 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 5 1/4″ long 3xSUPPORTS
- D – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 40 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 56 3/4″ long LEGS
- E – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 18″ long, 2 pieces – 7 1/2″ long, 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 10 1/2″x18″ long SIGN
- 8 piece of 1×3 lumber – 10′
- 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 2’x2′
- chalkboard paint
- 1 1/2″ brad nails, 1 1/4″ pocket screws, 1 1/4″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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Display Crate Stand Plans
First of all, you need to assemble the three crates for the display stand. As you can easily notice in the diagrams you need to build the ends for the crates from 1×2 and 1×2 lumber. Align the components and lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the vertical supports and insert 1 1/2″ brad nails into the slats. Add glue to the joints and leave no gaps between the components.
Continue the project by assembling the crates. Fit the 1×3 slats to the sides of the crate after making sure the corners are right angled. Add glue to the joints and insert 1 1/2″ brad nails to lock everything together tightly. Smooth the edges with sandpaper for a neat appearance.
Attach 1×3 slats to the bottom of the crates. Make sure you place the slats equally spaced by placing a piece of 3/4″ plywood between them. Use glue and 1 1/2″ brad nails to secure the slats into place.
Build the legs for the stand from 1×3 lumber. As you can easily notice in the image, you need to cut the top of the front legs at angle, while the top of the back legs should be rounded with a jigsaw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.
You need to lean the creates for about 15 degrees when fitting them to the legs. Take accurate measurements and drill pilot holes through the legs before inserting the 1 1/4″ screws into the crates.
Fit the rest of the crates, as well as the back legs into place. In this manner the display stand will be complete and you can enjoy it for as long as the wood will last.
Build the chalkboard sign frame from 1x2s. Cut the components at the right dimensions and drill pocket holes, as shown in the image. Align everything with attention, add glue to the joints and insert 1 1/4″ pocket screws.
Cut a piece of 1/4″ plywood and cover it with chalkboard paint. A few coats are enough to cover the panel evenly with the chalkboard paint. Attach the panel to the frame with 3/4″ brad nails/
Fit the sign to the back of the display stand and center it to the legs. Insert 1 1/2″ brad nails through the legs into the frame of the sign.
Last bit not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the dents and the holes with wood putty and let it dry out for several hours. Even out the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper for a professional result. Apply a few coats of stain or paint to enhance the natural look of the wood. Seal the finish with a few coats of spray lacquer.
This is a simple project you should be able to build in one day without much effort. Remember that you need to adjust the size of the components so they suit your own needs. This tiered crate stand is ideal for displaying products on a flea market or you could use it to store vegetables and other items in the kitchen. It could also be used to store toys for your kids.
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