Craftsman Plant Stands

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Project by EarlS posted 02-15-2012 03:03 AM 3221 views 12 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife’s plants love these plant stands. I found the basic plans in Woodsmith. The joints are all loose tenons so the only tricky part was getting the angle correct on the rail tenons. The rest of the project was window dressing to bring out the Craftsman style. The original plans called for a tile on top but I chose walnut for the contrast. I also modified the heights so it took a bit of figuring to get all of the dimensions and scale to work out.

The main wood is cherry with walnut highlights, finished with 3 coats of polyurethane.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#1 posted 02-15-2012 03:10 AM

The stands are really nice. I bet she can buy plants faster than you can make the stands ;)

-- John, Phoenix-AZ

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#2 posted 02-15-2012 05:53 AM

Beautiful plant stand.

#3 posted 02-15-2012 09:58 AM

Excellent piece,Earl !!!


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#4 posted 02-15-2012 11:23 AM

Nice looking design. You did fine work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 02-15-2012 07:59 PM

Very nice work! Are the legs tapered as well or is it just an optical illusion?

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#6 posted 02-16-2012 12:15 AM

Looks great! Thanks for posting!

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#7 posted 02-16-2012 12:27 AM

sdmref – the legs are not tapered, it makes an illusion that they are.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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