DIY Wooden Ball Plant Stand

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DIY Wooden Ball Plant Stand

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Step 1:

Materials

  • hack saw or electric saw
  • drill
  • Kreg jig pocket hole system
  • 1/4 inch wooden dowels
  • wood glue
  • 1×2 pine (I bought a 6-foot piece for both stands.)
  • 3/4 x 3/4 square hardwood (You’ll find these in various lengths in the middle of the hardwood lumber aisle at Home Depot.)
  • Stain

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Step 2:

You will cut 4 legs and 1 platform as the platform will consist of 3 pieces. You have to cut down legs the same height as the pot that the stand would hold and the width of the platform was the same as the widest part of my pot.

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Step 3:

Cut your legs from the 3/4 x 3/4 square hardwood and set aside. Make an “x” with your 1x2s as the platform for your plant stands.

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Step 4:

For each plant stand, cut one 1×2 the length of the widest portion of your pot! For example, my small pot was 10 inches wide at the top (the widest part) so the length of my first 1×2 is 10 inches.

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Step 5:

For the second piece of your “x”, cut another 1×2 the same length minus the width of your 1×2. Then cut your second piece in half. These 3 pieces will create the “x” for the base or platform of your plant stand.

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Step 6:

On the long piece, find your centre and drill 2 holes all the way through along the centre line for your dowels. Because you are dealing with a thin piece of wood it is best to start with a small drill bit and work your way up to the size you need so you don’t split your wood. Hold each smaller “x” piece up to your already drilled holes and use a pen to mark your holes. Drill holes into one end of each short “x” piece deep enough for your dowel to go 1/2 way in! Again, it is best to start with a small hole and work your way up to the size you need with your drill bits so you don’t split the wood. Once you have your holes drilled and your dowels in place, dry fit your “x” but do not glue yet.

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