Plant Stand

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Project by Dragonsrite posted 04-13-2012 06:20 PM 5649 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this stand after seeing the one made by schloemoe posted here a little while ago:
I also found that I had issue 177 of Wood Magazine, July 2007.

The legs are made of some old reclaimed 2×4s. All other parts are made from reclaimed Pine T&G. Everything is surfaced with hand planes, including reducing the thickness of the slats by a quarter inch. I’m really getting to enjoy using the planes :-)

Now, as some of you may know, we have a few cats. This means that having plants in the house is a losing battle (outside too … there are cats outside). This means that this will become another cat perch (anyone seeing a pattern to my projects?). I plan on placing it in front of the sliding glass doors so that the generally tolerable feline population can get all the morning sun they desire and maybe stay off the dining room table (wishful thinking, I’m sure).

There is no finish on this piece and I’m thinking it’ll stay that way.

Comments good, bad or in the middle are just fine and welcomed.

-- Dragonsrite, Minnesota

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#1 posted 04-15-2012 03:27 PM

Looks like a real good and solid build, should come in handy

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 05-10-2012 12:28 AM

Looks good!!

-- Ed Carlinville IL

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#3 posted 11-30-2012 03:14 AM

Made the exact same plant shelf a couple of years ago out of cypress for outside use. Coated it with spar urethane, been in the central New York weather extremes, still looks like it was made yesterday!

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#4 posted 11-30-2012 05:02 PM

Thank you for the comments.

This is very solid design. The magazine indicates just screws for all the joints; which would probably work fine for the intended purpose (plant stand). Since I made it for the cats, I figured it would be taking a bit of a pounding over the years, so I added glue to each joint.

The critters have added their own artistic touches (claws!) so it doesn’t look as though it was made yesterday. After about 200 days (not long, I know) it is still rock solid and occupied about 90% of the time. I’m happy !

For those that may be curious … the dining room table is still considered fair game. :-|

-- Dragonsrite, Minnesota

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