Show off your gardening skills with this simple multi-level plant stand. It's easy to build from seven 8-ft.-long 1x2s.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:April 2009
glue or nails)
using a square to
get the spacing
right, and make
and nail the
boards at each
If you’re as hungry for spring as we are, maybe this
simple plant stand will help. You build it from
boards that are cut into just two lengths, stacked into
squares and nailed together. You’ll only need seven 8-ft.
long 1x2s, exterior wood glue and a few dozen galvanized
4d finish nails. We used cedar for its looks and
its longevity outside, but any wood will do. Cut the
1x2s into sixteen 20-in. pieces and twenty-seven 10-3/4
Don’t fret over the assembly; it’s really very simple.
Just follow the photos for the proper positioning of the
two lengths and the number of layers. Adjust the gap
spacing with scrap 1x2s, and make sure everything is
square as you stack up each layer. When it looks good,
nail the pieces together using one nail and a dab of glue
at every intersection. Keep the nails 3/4 in. away from
the ends of the boards to prevent splitting. When your
plant stand is complete, sand all the outside edges and
apply an exterior stain or preservative. Then start moving
in the blooms.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
In addition, a miter saw will speed up the cutting.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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