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Project by juniorjock posted 02-03-2008 11:11 PM 1697 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m new here and this is my first post attempt….. So let me know if I’m doing something wrong. This is just a simple plant stand for my wife. It’s just stock pine with a few box joints and a poly finish. I’ve seen these in magazines and figured it would be pretty easy to build. This actually looks better than some I’ve seen in sales books.

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#1 posted 02-03-2008 11:15 PM

Looks good, especially the box joints give it class. Keep posting.

-- Tom D

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#2 posted 02-03-2008 11:30 PM

this is great. It’s beautiful!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 02-03-2008 11:43 PM

are those walnut plugs in the face of the stand?

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#4 posted 02-03-2008 11:48 PM

No, not walnut. All I had on hand was some poplar. It took a while to get used to the contrast but I guess it looks ok…. On the subject of plugs…. I purchased a set of plug cutters from Grizzly and the plugs seem to fit very loose. I’ve always thought they should be snug. Should I send the set back?

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#5 posted 02-03-2008 11:51 PM

Now my wife wants something like this for above our sink.
Great Idea and thanks for an excuse to go to the lumber dealer.

-- Frank Auge---Nichols NY----"My opinion is neither copyrighted nor trademarked, but it is price competitive."

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#6 posted 02-03-2008 11:55 PM

One suggestion… If I had it to do over, I would have made the stand the same width as the window.

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#7 posted 02-04-2008 12:00 AM

Nice idea, and very well done!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 02-04-2008 12:02 AM

I like contrasting plugs. It adds interest to a piece.

If the plugs are fitting loose have you tried using a smaller bit to predrill the hole for the screw?

I use a lot of #6 “gyprock\drywall screws” and purchased a tapered plug cutter . . . its much better than the straight plug cutter that I have. I got it at Lee Valley and is worth every $0.01.

With the tapered even if the hole runs a little large, in most cases the plug will fit snug and then flush cut it.

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#9 posted 02-04-2008 12:03 AM

Thanks for the tip Zuki.

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#10 posted 02-04-2008 01:04 AM

This is a very nice project. I too like the looks of the box joints and contrasting plugs. This adds a nice detail to the piece.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 02-04-2008 01:09 AM

That’s pretty cool. It definitely looks better than a lot things I’ve in catalogs, and it’s a really good idea. The Mrs. would love something like this for her plants.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#12 posted 02-04-2008 01:12 AM

no problemo

be sure to post more pics of other projects or some of that shop of yours.

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#13 posted 02-04-2008 01:17 AM

Cool idea and nice construction. I haven’t seen these before. Now my wife’s going to want one too.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#14 posted 02-04-2008 02:55 AM

My wife just informed me that I need to make one these before I start anything else. Nice work, and the stand is nice.

-- Andy Stark

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#15 posted 02-04-2008 11:39 AM

Great project.

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