Simple Wood Plant Stand
As winter draws near and shrubs and trees start to drop their leaves, it's a good time to bring some plants indoors. This elegant - yet very simple - plant stand is ideal for creating an instant feature.
YOU WILL NEED:
4 of 32 x 32 x 1000mm PAR pine - legs
8 of 22 x 44 x 236mm PAR pine - rails
Offcut 300 x 300mm - top
Air nailer or hammer and panel pins
Tape measure and pencil
Paint and paintbrush to finish
This plant stand measures 300 x 300mm and is 1000mm high. The stand is glued together - and clamped overnight. The bottom rails are glued 200mm up from the bottom - in the centre of the leg. The upper rails are flush with the front.
Once the frame is assembled you can pop on the top (300 x 300mm) and glue on the extruded polystyrene or pine moulding. The corners on the moulding are cut at a 45-degree bevel to fit around the corners. You can do this with a mitre saw, or with a mitre box and saw.
For added strength add a few nails using an air nailer - or use a hammer and panel pins. Fill any holes with wood filler and sand smooth before painting.