Plant Stand

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Project by wwnovice posted 09-30-2007 10:47 PM 1652 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a couple of these a while back. One for my girlfriend, and one for her sister. I found the plans online for free. The wood is Leopardwood. Leopardwood is hard, heavy, and splinters like crazy, but it’s beautiful to look at. I finished it with 1 coat of pure Tung Oil, followed by several coats of Waterlox.

-- John

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#1 posted 09-30-2007 11:11 PM

Your right it is very nice to look at. I really like the design…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 09-30-2007 11:23 PM

very functional project. looks well made. I like the look and the figure of the leopard wood.

-- bryano

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#3 posted 10-01-2007 01:04 AM

that is great. Nicely done and it sure looks nice in front of that window , kinda like a little tree.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 10-01-2007 04:24 PM

very nice! useful and beautiful wood.

-- Spread love with our work

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#5 posted 10-01-2007 10:04 PM

Nice looking plant stand John love the color.jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 10-01-2007 10:06 PM

John: A very nice plant stand. Great job on the constructuion and wood selection.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 10-01-2007 10:56 PM

Nice work, I am sure the slivers were worth it : )

-- Marge, Colorado

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#8 posted 12-19-2007 10:48 PM

I made the same plan but painted mine white. How did you attach the disks to the arms? I used screws and it didn’t feel very sturdy, but I didn’t have any other ideas. Thanks for your help. I love, absolutely love the color even if it does splinter like crazy. Keep up the great work.

-- Don't delay, do it today! If God is your Copilot, switch seats.

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#9 posted 12-20-2007 12:01 AM

Very nice plant stand. If my bride sees the pictures I’ll have another project on my list.

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#10 posted 12-20-2007 12:34 AM


The disks are attached using stainless steel screws. I don’t remember the screw size, but it seems to be very sturdy.

-- John

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#11 posted 12-20-2007 12:57 AM

very nice project john .

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#12 posted 08-15-2009 11:52 PM

Thanks for your nice comments about my recent entry.
BTY- Love the leopardwood, I think this is what I would call lacewood if it were used as a veneer.
The large orbital-like flake that makes its character so pronounced I think is also what makes it so “splintery”.
I just finished a shoe cubbie using lacewood for the door inserts.
I’m waiting on the upholstered top before I submit.

-- Matthew, North Carolina,

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#13 posted 08-15-2009 11:55 PM

Hey John
cool Design,wood and great build

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 02-27-2014 07:04 PM

really like the overall look of this project and the grain is way cool.
Nice job on the finish too.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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