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Potted Plant Stand

  • May 13, 2021


This simple pot stand is not only a simple and easy project, but also one that will add a bit of interest and depth to your potted plants! The only tools you’ll need are a circular saw, a drill and a pocket hole drill guide!

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

      STEP 1: Begin by cutting your 2x2” material into 2 pieces approx. 13 1/8” in length. These will make the center part of the stand. And 4 leg pieces approx. 14” in length. NOTE: the 4 leg pieces can be longer or shorter depending on your preference.

    2. Step: 2

      STEP 2: Align your two 13 1/8” pieces and mark out a section of approx 1.5” in the center to be cut. From center this will be approx. .75” in each direction.

    3. Step: 3

      STEP 3: Now set the depth of your circular saw at just .75”.... or 3/4”. Using the saw make several cuts in parallel on the ‘marked’ sections on your 13 1/8” pieces. (This is from step 1)

    4. Step: 4

      STEP 4: Knock out the thin material in between these cuts to create a half lap joint. This notched area should not be deeper than 1/2 the material thickness.

    5. Step: 5

      STEP 5: Identify the underside of the 13 1/8” pieces after ‘dry fitting’ them together. Drill 2 pocket holes on these under sides and insert your 2.5” pocket hole screws.

    6. Step: 6

      STEP 6: Secure the 13 1/8” pieces to the 14” ‘leg’ pieces at approx. 4.5” from the bottom of each leg. Then align the notches on the 13 1/8” pieces and secure with glue and screws from the underside (same side as the pocket holes). Finish with a stain, oil based urethane and or linseed oil or a similar preservative treatment. Once dry you’ll be ready to add your potted plant and enjoy!

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  • I'M GONNA MAKE THAT !  It'll keep the wind from tipping my plants over. Thanks
    By russholmes38, on September 11, 2021

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Potted Plant Stand

by Homesteadonomics
May 13, 2021

This simple pot stand is not only a simple and easy project, but also one that will add a bit of interest and depth to your potted plants! The only tools you’ll need are a circular saw, a drill and a pocket hole drill guide!

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1

    STEP 1: Begin by cutting your 2x2” material into 2 pieces approx. 13 1/8” in length. These will make the center part of the stand. And 4 leg pieces approx. 14” in length. NOTE: the 4 leg pieces can be longer or shorter depending on your preference.

  2. Step: 2

    STEP 2: Align your two 13 1/8” pieces and mark out a section of approx 1.5” in the center to be cut. From center this will be approx. .75” in each direction.

  3. Step: 3

    STEP 3: Now set the depth of your circular saw at just .75”.... or 3/4”. Using the saw make several cuts in parallel on the ‘marked’ sections on your 13 1/8” pieces. (This is from step 1)

  4. Step: 4

    STEP 4: Knock out the thin material in between these cuts to create a half lap joint. This notched area should not be deeper than 1/2 the material thickness.

  5. Step: 5

    STEP 5: Identify the underside of the 13 1/8” pieces after ‘dry fitting’ them together. Drill 2 pocket holes on these under sides and insert your 2.5” pocket hole screws.

  6. Step: 6

    STEP 6: Secure the 13 1/8” pieces to the 14” ‘leg’ pieces at approx. 4.5” from the bottom of each leg. Then align the notches on the 13 1/8” pieces and secure with glue and screws from the underside (same side as the pocket holes). Finish with a stain, oil based urethane and or linseed oil or a similar preservative treatment. Once dry you’ll be ready to add your potted plant and enjoy!