Hey everyone, Susan here. Due to the overwhelming response to our two-hour project series, I'm back with another 2-hour build. This plant stand is put together using pocket hole joinery, and if you have the lumber ready, you could make it in under 30 minutes (Yes, I tested it). It is strong enough to hold almost any planter/pot.
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Plan for Making an Indoor Plant Stand
How to Build the Indoor Plant Stand
Note: 1 in. x 3 in. is the nominal size of the lumber used. Actual size of the lumber is ¾ in. x 2-½ in. and this size is referred to in the entire build.
Step 1: There are two types of pieces in the plan for this build: the leg pieces and the cross pieces.
We made the leg pieces first. We took the ¾” x 2-½” lumber and made four 18” pieces from it and then made two pieces of 12” length for the cross pieces.
Step 2 : Then, we marked the locations for cutting the half-lap in the cross pieces (This is called a half-lap joint, by the way). Then marked the depth (3/8”) for cutting in both the cross pieces.
Step 3: Then used the circular saw and adjusted the depth to make the cut for the half-lap. We made multiple cuts inside the area to be removed and then used a chisel to take out the wood.
Step 4: After this, we had to drill the pocket-holes for a screw length of 1-¼" in both the pieces. Note that pocket-holes are made on the same side of the cut for one piece and the opposite side of the cut for the other crosspiece. The pocket-holes have to be made below the cross piece so that they are not visible.
Step 5: Next, we sanded all the pieces thoroughly before joining them together.
Step 6: Then, we used glue and pocket-hole screws to joint the crosspiece to the legs. The right-angle clamp by Kreg is really useful while doing pocket-hole operations.
Each crosspiece is joined to two leg pieces first, to make two sets.
And then, we applied glue in the lap joint part and fixed the two sets together. We used nails to hold the cross pieces together until the glue in the joint cured.
Step 7: We finished it with Varathane Sun Bleached Wood Stain to achieve that rustic washed outlook for the stand.
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