Tall Plant Stand

Easy Project

 
Peter Holmes avatar
Peter HolmesPublished on 2/13/2018

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

viewed by 632

1 Comments

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.

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

Comments

Avatar placeholder
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?
See Translation