After my peanut and I made a terrible, dirty mess all over my dining room table planting seeds, I realized, there is a better option. Plus, I needed a great project to use my kitchen utensil for the April Cent-Sational Salvage Challenge!
Time: 2 HoursCost: $5.00Difficulty: Easy
This little stand cost me $5 and about an hour to build and a bit longer to paint, since watching paint dry is boring. Totally worth it for this adorable potting stand!
This is the nice volunteer that sold me my kitchen utensil-sink for the challenge at Habitat Re-Store for $5!! What a deal! I had all of the crab 2 x 4 in my garage, but even if you have to buy it, it's soo cheap!
Then I attached the sides together. The pocket holes make for an extremely strong structure. And it's super easy too.
I added the legs to the corners of the box frame using self tapping screws so I didn't have to drill pilot holes. Totally worth the couple extra bucks in my opinion.
Add the second box frame using a level wherever you want your shelf to be positioned. I did mine 12" high.
Then I added 2 x 4 planks to finish the shelf. A piece of scrap plywood with some blocks on the bottom create a little removable table top surface.
Then rubbed a coat of Minwax Dark Walnut on and of again. Really rubbing it into the bare wooden areas.