Beech wood flower pot stand
I kept seeing this design on the internet and I liked it a lot. But I also made my own statement and changed it according to my own ideas. I combined the stand’s look with a multimedia stand I once did for a customer. I chose to make the shelves white and the legs wenge.
I won’t show you how I did the two 4 cm thick panels, as there is a separate article on the way a panel is made. I cut two pieces 23 cm by 23 cm from a larger panel. I cut the corners 4 cm on each side, in order to accommodate the legs. This way, the top shelf becomes a mix of white and wenge and a mix of long-grain and cross-grain cut.
The legs are 80 cm long and 4 by 4 cm across. We usually use some kind of hidden screws for this kind of joint, but I chose to use normal screws this time so it can be easily assembled by anyone. Even though you can see them, being black they don’t look that bad.
All the edges of the legs and of the panels have been slightly beveled. This way, if you don’t do a perfect cut on the corners or if the leg isn’t that perfect, the small differences won’t show too much. Also, it is very important that the edges of any wooden piece is not perfectly sharp, because this would result in an easy to damage finish.
After I did all the cuts and beveled the edges, I assembled the shelf for a test and to sand the still present differences.
I fixed the small problems using the orbital sander. After that, I took them apart and all that was left was color and finish.
Great care should be taken on the visible end of the legs, which must be sanded very smooth without changing it’s shape. Otherwise there will be differences on the top shelf and the entire project would be ruined.
The lower shelf is very useful for magazines, books, tablet, phone or any other small stuff that didn’t have a place of their own before.
Because I didn’t like the way the plant’s soil looked, I picked some white stones from the gravel pile and I placed them at the top of the pot.
And that’s how one of my plants escaped from the fierce teeth of Nala. The other two are still kind of damaged, but I hope they’ll recover soon.