• Helen Walsh

DIY Scandi wooden plant stand

I've wanted to try this little DIY project for ages so now with the kids back at school after the summer holidays I finally seized my chance. It was surprisingly easy. Here's how I did it!

What you will need

  • 2 x 900mm Smooth stripwood lengths I used these

  • Ruler or tape measure

  • Pencil

  • Small saw

  • Wood saw

  • Chisel

  • Hammer

  • 4 x small Wooden dowels

  • Glue - opptional

Measure and saw your wood so you have 4 x 30cm pieces and 2 x 15cm pieces.

Next take your 2 x 15cm pieces of wood and mark in the middle using a ruler and pencil.

Place one piece across the other like a cross and use your pencil to mark the width.

You will need to use a small hand saw to cut down half way on each piece of wood and then a chisel and hammer to cut out that section of wood. So they slot together flush like a cross.

You now need to mark where your drill holes will go on each piece of wood, for the wooden dowels to fit. I put mine 10cm down. You also need to drill holes into each end of the 15cm pieces.

Then insert the wooden dowels into each end of the 15cm pieces of wood and push them into the 30cm pieces of wood so you end up with 2 'H' shaped pieced of wood. They will now slot over each other to make your plant pot stand!

Ensure the stand is steady! you can always sand off the bottom of the legs if your stand isn't quite level. Once I had made sure my stand was level I took it apart and added some wood glue to the holes, then reinserted the dowels to and extra strength.

And there you have it, a cute, simple and stylish plant stand for less than £8. ( I only had to pay for the wood as I had the other bits and pieces at home)

What do you think?

Thanks for reading, let me know if you give it a go.

Helen xx

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