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Building a Tiered Plant Stand

This DIY Basic will provide tips on building a tiered plant stand.

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Step 1: Watch an Overview Video

Step 2: Gather Your Materials and Tools

Materials and Tools:

4 1/2-inch edging for shelves
1/2-inch plywood
waterproof construction adhesive
4d 2 1/2-inch stainless steel decking screws
4d 1 1/4-inch stainless steel finishing nails
circular saw
jig saw
stain or paint

Step 3: Cut the Pieces

Expand your garden with this multi-purpose plant stand.

Start by cutting the pieces: (4) 4-foot legs made of 2x2x6s, 4 1/2-inch nailer to fit shelf edging, (1) 2-foot square bottom shelf made of 1/2-inch plywood, (1) 1-foot five-inch square middle shelf, (1) 10-inch square top shelf.

Cut off corners of shelves leaving 5 1/2-inch edges.

Drill weep holes in center of shelves.

Cut 3/4- x 1/2-inch rabbets in shelf edging.

Cut lengths to fit around all shelf edges.

Step 4: Attach the Shelves to the Legs

Run bead of adhesive inside rabbet and toenail edging to shelves.

Cut notches in legs for shelves.

Glue and screw shelves to legs.

Step 5: Secure the Legs

Cut leg tops at 19-degree angle to fit flush against each other.

Glue and screw legs together.

Cut leg bottoms flat to ground. Legs should be approximately 3 feet 10 1/2 inches long.

Tip: For looks and sun, vary the sizes of potted plants on the stand.