Mid Century Plant Stand

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Project by david_larch posted 93 days ago 624 views 7 times favorited 4 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.

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#1 posted 93 days ago

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

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#2 posted 93 days ago

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

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#3 posted 88 days ago

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

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#4 posted 84 days ago

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.

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