Simple Rustic Plant Stand

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Project by TheMilkman posted 08-19-2020 03:42 PM 984 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for a friend who requested a plant stand for under one of her windows. She said she liked simple, and this is as simple as it gets. It’s made from a reclaimed barn board she found (I’m guessing Pine?). I found a square nail embedded in it when I scanned it for metal, so I guess that should date it, although I have no idea exactly what that would mean in terms of age.

I started with a good brushing using a stiff wire brush to remove any dirt and loose splinters, then gave it a very light surface sanding and sanded any sharp corners and edges. I used the table saw to replicate rough saw marks on the fresh edges of the legs and stretchers. Joinery is mortise and tenon. Glue only – no screws.

It’s finished it with 3 coats of Varathane Professional Water-based Semi-Gloss Clear Finish. Thanks for looking.

-- Todd, Ontario, CA

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#1 posted 08-20-2020 01:25 AM

Like the rustic look, and great job using reclaimed wood.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#2 posted 08-20-2020 03:28 AM

Nice work. It has a nice look to it.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 08-20-2020 04:29 PM

great job – I can’t think of a better design and execution of a plant stand

-- Zach

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#4 posted 08-22-2020 02:31 AM

Yeah, I really dig this piece! Sometimes simple rings the bell louder… Nice job man!!!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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