Multi-Purpose Stand

This easy-to-build stand can do double or triple duty around your backyard. With a plastic or terra cotta plant saucer placed on top, it can be used as a birdbath or even a Zen sand garden.

While tall plants such as ferns or small palm trees would be too top-heavy for this stand, cascading plants such as geraniums, spider plants or certain types of ivies are perfectly suited for it.

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COST:

TIME: 5 Hrs

SKILL:

Materials

  • (2) 2 x 4 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • 1/8" hardboard scrap at least 2 1/2" wide by 18" long
  • (6) 1/4 x 4 1/2" galvanized lag bolts and washers
  • 3" deck screws
  • Waterproof wood glue

Cut List

  • A. (3) 1 1/2 x 3 x 11"
  • B. (3) 1 1/2 x 3 x 18"
  • C. (3) 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 18"
  • D. (3) 1 1/2 x 3 x 10"
  • E. (3) 1/8 x 3/4 x 18" (1/8" hardboard)

Tools

  • Circular saw or miter saw
  • Jig saw
  • Drill/driver
  • 1/4" and 1/8" drill bits
  • 1 1/2" and 3/4" Forstner or spade bit
  • Socket set
  • Clamps