Plant Stand

  • Advertise with us
Project by wwnovice posted 09-30-2007 10:47 PM 2101 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a couple of these a while back. One for my girlfriend, and one for her sister. I found the plans online for free. The wood is Leopardwood. Leopardwood is hard, heavy, and splinters like crazy, but it’s beautiful to look at. I finished it with 1 coat of pure Tung Oil, followed by several coats of Waterlox.

-- John

14 comments so far

View Max's profile


56000 posts in 4838 days

#1 posted 09-30-2007 11:11 PM

Your right it is very nice to look at. I really like the design…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

View bryano's profile


546 posts in 4498 days

#2 posted 09-30-2007 11:23 PM

very functional project. looks well made. I like the look and the figure of the leopard wood.

-- bryano

View MsDebbieP's profile


18619 posts in 4726 days

#3 posted 10-01-2007 01:04 AM

that is great. Nicely done and it sure looks nice in front of that window , kinda like a little tree.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

View herbr's profile


141 posts in 4634 days

#4 posted 10-01-2007 04:24 PM

very nice! useful and beautiful wood.

-- Spread love with our work

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 4812 days

#5 posted 10-01-2007 10:04 PM

Nice looking plant stand John love the color.jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View Karson's profile


35209 posts in 4965 days

#6 posted 10-01-2007 10:06 PM

John: A very nice plant stand. Great job on the constructuion and wood selection.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

View Marge's profile


145 posts in 4519 days

#7 posted 10-01-2007 10:56 PM

Nice work, I am sure the slivers were worth it : )

-- Marge, Colorado

View Timber_Cruiser's profile


56 posts in 4382 days

#8 posted 12-19-2007 10:48 PM

I made the same plan but painted mine white. How did you attach the disks to the arms? I used screws and it didn’t feel very sturdy, but I didn’t have any other ideas. Thanks for your help. I love, absolutely love the color even if it does splinter like crazy. Keep up the great work.

-- Don't delay, do it today! If God is your Copilot, switch seats.

View rikkor's profile


11295 posts in 4439 days

#9 posted 12-20-2007 12:01 AM

Very nice plant stand. If my bride sees the pictures I’ll have another project on my list.

View wwnovice's profile


104 posts in 4751 days

#10 posted 12-20-2007 12:34 AM


The disks are attached using stainless steel screws. I don’t remember the screw size, but it seems to be very sturdy.

-- John

View mrtrim's profile


1696 posts in 4445 days

#11 posted 12-20-2007 12:57 AM

very nice project john .

View Matthew T. Smith's profile

Matthew T. Smith

53 posts in 3772 days

#12 posted 08-15-2009 11:52 PM

Thanks for your nice comments about my recent entry.
BTY- Love the leopardwood, I think this is what I would call lacewood if it were used as a veneer.
The large orbital-like flake that makes its character so pronounced I think is also what makes it so “splintery”.
I just finished a shoe cubbie using lacewood for the door inserts.
I’m waiting on the upholstered top before I submit.

-- Matthew, North Carolina,

View a1Jim's profile


117796 posts in 4142 days

#13 posted 08-15-2009 11:55 PM

Hey John
cool Design,wood and great build

View Thewoodman2000's profile


822 posts in 2535 days

#14 posted 02-27-2014 07:04 PM

really like the overall look of this project and the grain is way cool.
Nice job on the finish too.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics