Quick Project: Plant Stand
Add some shimmering copper to your plant arrangement with these easy plant stands made using pine dowels and copper fittings.
These decorative plant holders are easy enough to make, and you will find everything you need for this project at your local Builders Warehouse.
YOU WILL NEED:
4 pine dowels - 18 or 22mm dia x 1 metre length
6 copper T-pieces - 18 or 22mm inner dia.
Tape measure and pencil
Jigsaw (or handsaw)
180- or 240-grit sandpaper
1. All the legs for the plant stand consist of three parts: The longer dowels, a shorter dowel and a copper T-piece. Determine the height of your plant stand bearing in mind that the higher the plant stand, the more unstable it will be.
GOOD TO KNOW: Clamp the dowels firmly to your workbench when cutting, or use a vice to hold them steady while you cut.
2. . For a plant stand around 50cm in height, cut four pieces to a length of 40cm each and four pieces of 10cm each.
3. Above you can see how the centre of the plant stand is joined together. There are five pieces of dowel and two copper tees. The length of the short pieces of dowel will be determined by the size of your flower pot or planter.
4. Below you can see how the legs and centre of the plant stand should be assembled.
5. Sand all dowels smooth before assembly. See the image below for how to assemble the pieces for the plant stand.