I started with some scarp wood pieces that I planed and jointed until they were as straight and flat as possible. You could also use 2x3s or something similar.
Sleek Wooden Plant Stand
I finally bought myself a beautiful snake plant and I knew I wanted to make a special stand for it. I searched online for inspiration and ended up combining a few designs that I liked.
Choosing your wood
I took my current pot into consideration as well as a pot I might use in the future and decided on an angle that I thought would look good. You can make your piece as straight or angled as you want depending on your pot and preference.
Testing the Look
Once I got my first pieces cut at an angle I set them up to see if I liked the way they would look. From here you can always adjust a little as necessary. I decided to make my 4 lower legs a little longer than the 4 upper pieces.
I glued the upper and lower pieces together using wood glue. Since this setup would be difficult to clamp I just rubbed the two pieces together to create some suction and a nice tight joint.
Creating a Flat Surface
Next I set up my table saw to take a small cut off of the inside of each piece. This will give me a nice flat spot and allow me to easily attach my flat center support pieces. I did this with each of my 4 upright pieces once the glue had plenty of time to dry.
I cut two center pieces with a notch in the middle of each one. When put together they will form a perfect cross.
I glued up the two center pieces and let them dry. This picture shows how they fit together before pushing them all the way in.
Drilling Assembly Holes
Next I marked each piece and drilled a pilot hole where I would be attaching them to my center support piece.
It was a little difficult to attach everything myself because of the angles so I rigged up a little stand to hold the center support at just the right hight to screw everything together. I also drew a center line on the center support to ensure everything lined up perfectly.
I used a clamp to make sure my pieces were completely flush when I glued and screwed them together. (I also sanded all of my pieces smooth with an orbital before this step.)
I sanded a couple areas that needed it and then finished the entire piece with a light stain. I also cut some walnut plugs for the pilot holes to give it a nice contrast! If you are painting the piece you can simply fill the holes with putty and sand before you paint. I kind of designed and figured this piece out as I went but now that it's all done I think I'll be making a few more! I definitely want one that is much taller and maybe a mini version as well for a small pot. I hope you like this project as much as I do and thanks for following along! Check out my Instagram for more fun DIYs, furniture, and art!
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