Potted Plant Stand

By Homesteadonomics

SKILL
easy

This simple pot stand is not only a simple and easy project, but also one that will add a bit of interest and depth to your potted plants! The only tools you’ll need are a circular saw, a drill and a pocket hole drill guide!

Tools

  • Circular Saw
  • Drill

Accessories

  • 14 PC. Black Oxide Drill Bit Set

Materials

  • 2" x 2" x 8' Board
  • 2-1/2" Pocket Screws
  • Pocket Hole Jig
  • Spray Urethane
  • Wood Glue

Steps

STEP 1

Begin by cutting your 2x2” material into 2 pieces approx. 13 1/8” in length. These will make the center part of the stand. And 4 leg pieces approx. 14” in length. The 4 leg pieces can be longer or shorter depending on your preference.

Tools

Circular Saw

Materials

2" x 2" x 8' Board

STEP 2

Align your two 13 1/8” pieces and mark out a section of approx 1.5” in the center to be cut. From center this will be approx. .75” in each direction.

STEP 3

Now set the depth of your circular saw at just .75”.... or 3/4”. Using the saw make several cuts in parallel on the ‘marked’ sections on your 13 1/8” pieces. (This is from step 1)

Tools

Circular Saw
STEP 3

STEP 4

Knock out the thin material in between these cuts to create a half lap joint. This notched area should not be deeper than 1/2 the material thickness.

STEP 4

STEP 5

Identify the underside of the 13 1/8” pieces after ‘dry fitting’ them together. Drill 2 pocket holes on these under sides and insert your 2.5” pocket hole screws.

Tools

Drill

Materials

Pocket Hole Jig, 2-1/2" Pocket Screws
STEP 5

STEP 6

Secure the 13 1/8” pieces to the 14” ‘leg’ pieces at approx. 4.5” from the bottom of each leg. Then align the notches on the 13 1/8” pieces and secure with glue and screws from the underside (using the pocket holes). Finish with urethane.

Tools

Drill

Materials

2-1/2" Pocket Screws, Spray Urethane