This step by step diy project is about podium woodworking plans. I have designed this wood podium so anyone can get the job done using just 3/4″ plywood and common lumber. Remember that you need to adjust the size of the stand so it suits your needs. This diy podium has compact dimensions, so storing it shouldn’t be an issue. Take a look over the rest of our 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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Podium Woodworking Plans
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- A – 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 24″ long BASE
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10″x45″ long SIDES
- C – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 16 1/2″ long SHELVES
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 18″x45″ long FRONT
- E – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 14″x24″ long, 1 piece of 1×2 lumber – 24″ long TOP
- 1 piece of 2×8 lumber – 4′
- 1 piece of 1×8 lumber – 4′
- 1 piece of 1×2 lumber – 4′
- 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 1 1/4″ pocket screws
- wood glue, stain/paint
- wood filler
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How to build a podium
The first step of the project is to build the sides for the podium. Mark the cut lines on the
Continue the project by attaching the back to the podium. Cut the panel from 3/4″ plywood and smooth the edges with attention with sandpaper. Drill pocket holes along the vertical edge of the side panels and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the back panel. Make sure the corners are square and add glue to the joints to enhance the rigidity of the structure.
Fit the shelves to the podium. Cut the shelves from 1×8 lumber and drill pocket holes at both ends. Fit the shelves to the frame of the podium and secure them to the sides using 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and add waterproof glue to the joints.
Build the base of the podium from 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber. Cut the slats at 24″ and lay them on a level surface, making sure you leave no gaps between them. Drill pilot holes through the bottom of the podium and insert 2″ screws into the base slats.
Build the top from 3/4″ plywood. Center the top to the frame of the podium, as shown in the diagram. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.
Use 2″ brad nails to secure the top to the frame of the podium. In addition, use waterproof glue to the secure the bottom lip to the top, after making sure the edges are perfectly flush.
Fill the holes with wood plugs and the dents with wood putty. Smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper and remove the debris with a damp cloth. Apply a few coats of stain to protect the components from decay and to enhance the look of the podium.
This is a super simple project anyone should be able to build in a day without much effort. Remember that you need to adjust the size of the components so they suit your particular own needs. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking projects, if you want even more building inspiration.
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