plant standThis elegant and simply designed oak plant stand will look good in any room in your home. Sturdy and functional, the tile top makes it water and stain resistant, and very easy to clean. Leave it natural or use any colour stain to suit your décor.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Tools

  • mitre saw 1347-584
  • drill 1240-062
  • drill press 1334-371
  • clamps 1023-351 to 356
  • measuring tape 1048-330
  • carpenter's square 1070-062
  • nail set 1039-361
  • hammer 1030-308
  • sander 1262-369
  • brad nailer 1282-946
  • #8 screw setter bit 1227-539
  • 1/8" drill bit 1245-147

Material

  • 1 x 2 oak 32 feet
  • 1 x 3 oak 8 feet
  • 21⁄2" screws 2173-409
  • 21⁄2" finishing nails 2134-844
  • 11⁄2" screws 2174-408
  • wood glue 2020-173
  • acrylic caulking 2034-346
  • 13" x 13" tile
  • oak screw hole plugs

instructionsSTEP-BY-STEP

  1. Referring to the parts list, on diagram, cut the pieces to size. Sand all pieces for the project before assembly.
  2. Four pairs of 1 x 2 pieces are used to form the 11⁄2" x 11⁄2" legs. Glue the pieces together and clamp until dry.
  3. Refer to the schematic and pre-drill the 4 holes in each leg, using a drill press and a 1⁄8" drill bit. Countersink the holes 1⁄4". The pairs of screws are offset to avoid contact.
  4. The 1 x 3 side rails are also pre-drilled. Clamp the top and bottom side rails in place for 2 legs, and drill through the existing leg holes into the rails. Note that the rails are centred on the legs. Mark the locations of the rails relative to the legs before removing clamps.
  5. Remove the clamps, apply glue, and re-clamp as in #4. Secure with 21⁄2" wood screws.
  6. Repeat #4 and #5 for a second set of legs.
  7. Clamp the 2 leg sections together with the remaining rails in place. Drill through the existing holes as above. Remove the clamps, apply glue, and re-clamp. Secure in place using 21⁄2" wood screws. Plug the countersunk holes with glue and wooden screw hole plugs. When the glue dries, sand the plugs flush with the legs.
  8. Place the top frame pieces on the leg assembly, clamp securely in place, and check for square. When square, drill and countersink the 8 holes as shown. Remove the clamps, apply glue, and secure the top frame to the leg assembly using 11⁄2" screws.
  9. Secure the 4 shelf slats on the lower frame using glue and 2" brads or finishing nails. Pre-drill the wood if using finishing nails.
  10. Place the tile on the top square. Use acrylic caulking to secure it in place. A tile provides a water-resistant and easy-to-clean surface, but wood may also be used if preferred.
  11. Finish with stain or sealer of your choice.

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