Tall Plant Stand

Easy Project

Tall Plant Stand
 
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Peter Holmes Published on 2/13/2018, viewed by 798 , 1 Comments

This was a fairly easy and quick project that only took four hours to make.

What you will need

2.4m of 2x4

Saw

Hand Plane

Chisels

wood finish of choice

How to do this project

1

Rip the 2x4 to the leg width required. I made mine 1 1/2 inches square.

2

Cut them to length, mine are 30 inches.

3

Measure 10 inches from, what will be the top and mark up for a mortice. You'll need to do this on each leg an the same point.

Measure 10 inches from, what will be the top and mark up for a mortice. You'll need to do this on each leg an the same point.

4

Next I tapered from the top of the mortice using a hand plane. This, surprisingly, didn't take too long.

5

Cut the strechers the same length. I used the off cuts from the leg pieces for this. Then cut the tenon to fit the mortice that you have chiselled out in the legs.

6

To connect the legs together, I used a half lap joint, by sawing down to the line and removing the waste with a chisel.

To connect the legs together, I used a half lap joint, by sawing down to the line and removing the waste with a chisel.

7

Then carry out a test fit of the mortice and tenon's along with the half laps.

8

Once you are happy with the fit, simply glue and clamp.

9

Next, apply the finish of choice. I used a Jacobean oak stain.

Next, apply the finish of choice. I used a Jacobean oak stain.

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Rafael Sanches avatar
Rafael Sanches2/13/2018 ☰
this is very creative! thank you for posting. Is it difficult to get them to fit in the right size?
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