LumberJocks

Mid Century Plant Stand

  • Advertise with us
Project by david_larch posted 01-17-2014 01:39 AM 2588 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another fun little mid century project. The Plant Stand.

I first ran across this little guy when I was researching information on the builder of my MCM home. I saw ads and old drawings of it in some builder records magazines from the 50’s and just loved it right away. Of course if you follow MCM design you know this plant stand is a staple and can still be had today.

Made of solid walnut dowels, I hand carved the curve in the cross piece to accept the dowel. The joint is reinforced with a floating mortise and tenon. Finish is Arm R Seal. I think the design is just great and get a kick out of the fact that the pieces nest together. It holds a ton of weight, too.

-- www.alibiwoodworks.com





7 comments so far

View nayo's profile

nayo

139 posts in 640 days


#1 posted 01-17-2014 01:52 AM

quite nice and practical, as it is not glued. i wonder if it will work for small pots.

View david_larch's profile

david_larch

97 posts in 1050 days


#2 posted 01-17-2014 02:03 AM

Each leg is actually glued to its rail. I make these in a bunch of sizes to fit all kinds of pots.

-- www.alibiwoodworks.com

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11343 posts in 923 days


#3 posted 01-22-2014 02:01 PM

That’s one classy planter, great design and beautiful wood. Great job!

View CDBarber's profile

CDBarber

3 posts in 330 days


#4 posted 01-26-2014 02:06 AM

David, I love these plant stands. What tools did you use to get the curve between the flat board and the dowel rod. Any advice would be appreciated as im hoping to make some. Thanks.

View Hatefly's profile

Hatefly

9 posts in 173 days


#5 posted 07-02-2014 03:33 PM

This is really awesome and I was thinking of making something very similar here soon as well. Your’s looks much easier than what I had planned and I like the dowels as well. Very nice!

View Dabcan's profile

Dabcan

121 posts in 1419 days


#6 posted 07-02-2014 04:02 PM

Love it. Anything MCM is awesome!

-- http://www.craftcollective.wordpress.com

View Snopixy's profile

Snopixy

1 post in 48 days


#7 posted 11-03-2014 03:43 PM

Can you tell me where you got the planter that you used with the stand? Its perfect!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase