DIY Plant Stand

April 02, 2018 0 Comments

DIY Plant stand with three tiers that holds plants

A DIY plant stand on a whole new level.

Who knew a plant stand could look like this? I love creating new things and this hands down is one of my favs.
  
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DIY Plant stand
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What made this project even better was getting to use my new DEWALT 20V Impact Drill/Driver Combo Kit. I have always known DEWALT to be a top brand and this drill and driver didn't disappoint. They are usually more expensive than other brands, but you get what you pay for.
  
One thing I really liked about this Drill and Driver Combo Kit is the lightness of it. I also have a 18V and the difference in weight is insane. My DEWALT 18V has more power, but the difference isn't too much of a difference; I definitely prefer the lighter 20V drill, especially working on projects where I have to hold it for long periods of time.
Dewalt Drill and Driver Impact Kit

Both tools are part of the DEWALT 20-Volt Max system and are compatible with all 20-Volt Max batteries, chargers and accessories and the kit is  backed by a DEWALT 3-year limited warranty The combo kit comes packed with the DEWALT Impact Drill and Driver, two DEWALT batteries, a battery charger and a carrying bag; sounds like a steal to me.

I also really like using this DEWALT 20 Compartment Organizer. I have a hard time staying organized without tools like this, so I'm glad to have this organizer in my shop. I really like the removable dividers and the added carry handle. Additionally, the latches on the side enables stacking to other DEWALT units and for the price you can't beat it.

Hopefully you guys enjoy watching me build this cool plant stand and be sure to check out the plans below!

Tools Used:

Materials:

6 -  2x2s @ 6ft.
1 – (2x2) ¼” sheet of plywood
1 – 1x4 @ 6ft

Cut List:

    Sides: 4 – 2x2s @ 6ft (5 degree angle)
    Bottom Slate: 4 – 2x2s @ 14 1/2" (5 degree angle)
    Middle Slate: 4 – 2x2s @ 12 3/8" (5 degree angle)
    Top Slate: 4 – 2x2s @ 10" (5 degree angle)
    Top Piece: 2 – 1x4s @ 5 1/16" (3 degree angle)
    Top Piece: 2 – 1x4s @ 5 1/2" (3 degree angle)
    1 - ¼” sheet of plywood (17 1/2" x 17 1/2")
    1 - ¼” sheet of plywood (15 1/4" x 15 1/4")
    1 - ¼” sheet of plywood (12 3/4"x12 3/4")
      

    Step 1: Cut the bottom of the four (6ft) 2x2s at a 5 degree angle using a 12” Ridgid Sliding Miter Saw.

    Step 2: Attach the bottom, middle and top slate to the two 2x2 slides using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Repeat step for the other side of the DIY plant stand. Repeat this step for the other side of the plant stand. Note: Slates should be cut at a 5 degree angle.

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    Step 3: Attach the top (5 1/16") 2x2 top piece to the 2x2 sides using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Repeat step for the other side of the DIY plant stand. Repeat this step for the other side of the plant stand. Note: Top piece should be cut at a 3 degree angle.

    DIY Coat RackStep 4: Attach the (14 1/2") bottom, (12 3/8") middle and (10") top 2x2 side connectors using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Then attach the last two (5 1/2") top pieces to finish up the DIY plant stand frame.  Note: Connector side connectors should be cut a 5 degree angle.

    DIY Coat RackStep 5: Using a Bandsaw cut out the notches on the plywood shelving, and add the shelves to the plant stand using wood glue, a brad nailer, and brad nails. I had to cut the shelving in half in order to fit it into the plant stand frame. If you use wood filler to fill in the crack you will barely be able to notice that the shelving top is cut in two.DIY Coat RackI loved how simple this project was, and love even more how it turned out. This was the perfect weekend project and I think I may have to build me a couple more. Just a little secret this DIY plant stand was initially supposed to be a coat rack but after some feedback on Instagram, the project got changed.

    DIY Plant Stand with 3 tiersI love that this project was originally meant for something else but evolved into something else. HA, a day in the life of Ashley.

    DIY Plant stand with 3 tiers that holds plants

    and even better I added some hooks later on to turn it into a DIY coat rack! Check it out here.

    DIY Coat Rack

    Thanks for reading guys! XOXO Ashley

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