Build an elegant Japanese mid century style plant stand
In this woodworking project two of my favorites will meet - an elegant Japanese and refined Nordic style. I had a piece of maple which is soft yet strong. Perfect for the mid century Japanese plant stand.
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YOU WILL NEED:
A piece of your favorite wood
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Sander plus 120- and 180-grit sanding pads https://amzn.to/2ztGuog
Circular saw or table saw https://amzn.to/2P7vDFr
Drill / Driver plus assorted bits
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Step 1: Cutting the Pieces
First cut 4 legs and 2 crossed legs for the plant stand. See the measures above.
Step 2: Carving the Joinery
Carve the joinery under 5 degrees angle for the crossed leg using a drill and a chisel. To get the perfect solution use a piece of scrap wood as a support. This also has to be under 5 degrees angle.
Step 3: Shaping the Leg
If you want to have a mid-century style leg then first you should build a jig. The details are in the video.
Step 4: Cutting the Legs
Cut the legs under 5 degrees angle.
Step 5: Cutting the Crosses
Cut the crossed pieces of the plant stand. This will be two sticks.
Step 6: Making the Joinery
To fit the stick into the leg, cut a tiny under 5 degrees angle as seen above.
Step 7: Making the Jig for the Crossed Parts
Make the holes to the crossed sticks using a router.
Step 8: Making the Keel
Now cut the keels. You need 4 pieces.
Step 9: Joinery for the Keel
Carve joinery for the keel using a drill and a chisel. As the legs are under 5 degrees angle, then the joinery holes should also be under 5 degrees angle.
Double check the measures. Your keel should fit into the hole. If the keel will not fit into the hole, you`d rather should make the new keel then start correcting the hole.
Step 10: Cutting the Cross Under Correct Angle
Now cut the crossed parts of the plant stand under 5 degrees angle.
Step 11: Rounding the Tips
Use the router to get nice rounded tips for the crossed sticks.
Step 12: Rounding the Pieces
Use the router to get rounded sticks.
Step 13: Sanding All the Pieces
Sand all the pieces using a sander or the sanding paper. All the small details should get some extra attention with the sanding paper.
Step 14: Oiling the Pieces
We use the kid friendly natural wood oil for getting perfectly smooth surfaces.