This step by step diy project is about two tier plant stand plans. I have designed this small tier stand so you can get the job done by yourself in a few days and save money. I will show you in a step by step manner how to build this project with basic tools. 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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Two Tier Plant Stand – Free DIY Plans
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- A – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 32″ long LEGS
- B – 2 piece of 1×2 lumber – 37 3/4″ long LEGS
- C – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 26 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 13 1/2″ long BRACES
- D – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 18 1/4″ long SUPPORTS
- E – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 22 3/4″ long, 4 pieces – 12″ long SUPPORTS
- F – 5 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 13 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 10 1/2″ long SHELVES
- 4 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 10′
- 1 1/4″ screws
- wood filler
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
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How to build a two tier plant stand
The first step of the project is to build the front legs. Use a miter saw and make a 30 degree cut at both ends of the components. Use sandpaper to smooth the surface.
Next, you need to cut the back legs from 1×2 lumber, as well. Overlap the front legs to the back legs, making sure you align the edges with attention. Leave no gaps between the components, drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess.
Use 1×2 lumber for the diagonal supports. Use a miter saw to make the angle cuts, as shown in the diagram.
Fit the supports, as shown in the plans.
Next, fit the horizontal supports to the sides of the plant stand. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws.
Next, assemble the frame of the plant stand, by attaching the cross supports. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws.
Place the 1×3 slats to the top and the the lower shelf. Align the slats at both ends and place a piece of 1/4″ plywood between them, to create even gaps.
Last but not least, take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain over the components to protect them and to enhance the look of the project.
This simple plant stand can be a beautiful addition to your patio. Moreover, you can build this with a few tools. Check out the rest of my furniture plans, as I have many designed and sizes you can choose from.
This woodworking project was about two tier plant 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.