Folding Plant Stand
Folding, compact plant stand perfect for putting your plants in their best light. Features folding design, so you can stash in the shed for winter, two slatted shelves, and modern styling. Inspired by Crate and Barrel Mendocino Folding Plant Stand.
8 2" 1/4 diameter bolts
24" washer to fit bolts
8 nuts to fit bolts
6 - 1x2 boards, 8 feet long
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
4 - 1x2 @ 27 11/16" (Both ends cut at 30 degrees off square, ends are parallel)
9 - 1x2 @ 26"
2 - 1x2 @ 29"
2 - 1x2 @ 9 3/4" (Short point to short point, both ends cut at 30 degrees off square, NOT parallel to each other)
6 - 1x2 @ 9"
4 - 1x2 @ 10 1/2" (Long point to long point, both ends cut at 30 degrees off square, NOT parallel to each other)
Begin by cutting all of your boards. The leg boards need to be cut as shown above. Drill holes in leg boards as shown above in the diagram. Remember that you will only need the bottom holes on two of the leg boards.
Attach the two leg boards together, with 2" fasteners. If you are screwing, predrill holes carefully. For nails, use ample glue suitable for exterior applications.
Carefully measure back as shown above and attach the supports with 2" screws. The supports overhang 3/4" from the legs on each side.
Drill holes in the bottom shelf support board as shown in diagram, 1/4" diameter. Attach back leg and bottom shelf support with bolts, using three washers per bolt, one on each end, and one between boards to protect wood finish. Set aside.
Build two shelves as shown above. Use 1 1/4" nails and glue to build shelves.
Then attach ends as shown above. I used 2" screws and glue.
With a level on top of the shelves, set on the frame. Clamp in place and drill 1/4" holes in the tops of the legs/bottom support. Attach with bolts so shelves can flip up. Ensure that tops of shelves are level.
The plant shelf will fold up as shown above.