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Project

Tiered Plant Stand

Introduction

Resources: All materials and tools available at home-improvement stores.

Materials

  • Plant stand template
  • Two 21 1/2-inch square pieces of plywood
  • Jigsaw
  • One 45 1/2-inch-long one-by-three poplar board (for brace)
  • Eight 48-inch-long one-by-three poplar boards (for shelf pieces)
  • Drill
  • Counter-sink bit
  • 1 5/8-inch stainless steel screws
  • Ruler and pencil
  • Wood glue

Steps

  1. Step 1

    To make the base of the plant stand, use a jigsaw to cut a 10 1/2-by-11 1/4-inch rectangle out of one corner, and a curved shape from the opposite side of each square plywood piece.

  2. Step 2

    Secure the 45 1/2-inch brace to the back of the base pieces with screws.

  3. Step 3

    Pre-drill the 48-inch-long shelf pieces with a counter-sink bit, 1 5/8-inch in from the end of each piece. This will prevent the wood from splitting as it is fastened to the base.

  4. Step 4

    Starting with the lower shelf, apply wood glue and lay a one-by-three shelf board centered across the base piece, flush against the riser of the upper shelf. Secure with screws.

  5. Step 5

    Leave a 1/2-inch space. Glue and place the second shelf board. Secure with screws. Repeat two more times. The front shelf board should overhang the base by 1/2 inch.

  6. Step 6

    For the top shelf, place the first shelf board with a 3/4-inch overhang at the rear of the shelf. Glue and secure. Leave a 1/2-inch space and repeat for remaining shelf boards. Again, there should be a 1/2-inch overhang at the front of the shelf.

  7. Step 7

    Paint shelf desired color and/or treat for outdoor use, if necessary.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, January 2009

Reviews (24)

  • wrockett 9 Mar, 2009

    I enjoyed building this plant stand. I wanted to make a colorful statement on my townhouse patio so I chose two contrasting colors for the slats and side braces. It tured out great!

  • wrockett 9 Mar, 2009

    I enjoyed building this plant stand. I wanted to make a colorful statement on my townhouse patio so I chose two contrasting colors for the slats and side braces. It tured out great!

  • Midge376 1 Feb, 2009

    Found it, just cancel out the video and it is behind there.

  • WashingtonDawg 28 Jan, 2009

    Under the words "Tools and Materials" is the word "Template". Click on the word "Template" and a new window will open with the template and the dimensions.

  • kittyp 27 Jan, 2009

    I've made similar ones using stair risers as the sides. They are pretty big but very sturdy. I will be making a couple of these for Christmas gifts next year. These are wonderful and very easy. I do a lot of woodworking for my garden and barn. I've made all my saddle racks.
    If you make this for outside I suggest PT limber and sitting it on small pavers.

  • 2cfun 26 Jan, 2009

    Thank you kaiikuwakat for the instructions to find template. I can't wait to make this project.

  • jarnett 26 Jan, 2009

    there is not a blue thing to click on under tools and materials on my browser.

  • 2cfun 26 Jan, 2009

    Thank you kaiikuwakat for the instructions to find template. I can't wait to make this project.

  • PatriciaR 26 Jan, 2009

    I TO WOULD LIKE THE TEMPLATE.

    WOULD BE NICE IF THERE WERE NOT SO MANY PROBLEMS WITH THE MS PROJECTS.

    IF YOU CAN NOT SUPPLY THE TEMPLATE GIVE BETTER MEASURMENTS.

  • kaiikuwakat 26 Jan, 2009

    The template is under the heading Tools and Materials and is in blue. Click on it and the template comes up fro printing or for saving.

  • jarnett 26 Jan, 2009

    could not find templete either would love to make...

  • sharonmanis 26 Jan, 2009

    PLEASE add the template!!!!! And let us know when you do.
    Tahnks

  • SOMERSIZING 26 Jan, 2009

    Could not find the template either.

  • slippydo 26 Jan, 2009

    I looked for the template to print so my husband and I could make this but I could not find it. We can make it from the directions given, but the template would be very valuable.

  • slippydo 26 Jan, 2009

    I looked for the template to print so my husband and I could make this but I could not find it. We can make it from the directions given, but the template would be very valuable.

  • slippydo 26 Jan, 2009

    I looked for the template to print so my husband and I could make this but I could not find it. We can make it from the directions given, but the template would be very valuable.

  • duhbear55 26 Jan, 2009

    I looked for it too, but I can't find it. I hope the link gets posted.

  • duhbear55 26 Jan, 2009

    I looked for it too, but I can't find it. I hope the link gets posted.

  • duhbear55 26 Jan, 2009

    I looked for it too, but I can't find it. I hope the link gets posted.

  • retreat47 26 Jan, 2009

    I am looking forward to making this but I am unable to find the template.
    Please help me.

  • retreat47 26 Jan, 2009

    I am looking forward to making this but I am unable to find the template.
    Please help me.

  • retreat47 26 Jan, 2009

    I am looking forward to making this but I am unable to find the template.
    Please help me.

  • piperlady 26 Jan, 2009

    If you find out where the template is please post it because I have looked also thank you

  • nemommy 26 Jan, 2009

    Can anyone tell me where the template is for this? I would really like to make it.