- Necessary material
- Cutting and preparation of elements
- Manufacture of the feet of the plant carrier
- Fabrication of sleepers
- Finishes for the plant holder
This plant holder with a very clean design will make your plants look taller and give them a Scandinavian touch.
- 8 pallet boards measuring 80 x 7,5 x 1,5cm
- 1 pallet board measuring 60 x 7.5 x 1.5cm
- 4 pins of 6mm diameter
- 2 chair squares 30 mm long
- satin clear lacquer
Manufacturing time: 2 days
Cost: 10 euros
Difficulty : difficult
Plan of this realization:
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Cutting and preparation of elements
- Cut out four boards measuring 30 x 3 x 1.5 cm (in blue).
- Plan all planks, then sand them with 50 grit sandpaper.
Manufacture of the feet of the plant carrier
- The plant holder has 4 feet A, B, C and D, themselves composed of two elements A 'and A' 'for A; B 'and B' 'for B; C 'and C' 'for C; D 'and D' for D. (See diagram 1)
- To make foot A, lift up and transfer the pattern of the foot onto a board measuring 80 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm (in red), placing it on the board as shown in diagram 2.
- Screw a second board measuring 80 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm (in red) under the first, leaving the drawing visible.
- Place three screws inside the drawing of the foot, up, down and in the middle.
- Cut both planks at the same time, following the path with a jigsaw equipped with a coping blade.
- Then unscrew the two parts of foot A and name them A 'and A' '.
- Then trace on the inside of each foot, that is to say on the faces that will be glued against each other, the location of the cut-outs. (See foot pattern and diagram 2)
- Perform the cut-out on A 'and A' 'with a circular saw by adjusting the depth of cut to have a cut of 0.75 cm deep.
- Make parallel cuts and remove the surplus with a chisel.
- Make four identical feet (A, B, C and D).
Fabrication of sleepers
- The plant carrier comprises two crosspieces E and F, themselves composed of two elements E 'and E' 'for E and F' and F '' for F. (See diagram 1)
- Cut the four boards measuring 30 x 3 x 1.5 cm (blue) as shown in diagram 3.
advice: make the cut-outs on each side by adjusting them, knowing that:
- the feet A 'and C' will be assembled with the crossbar E ';
- feet A '' and C '' will be assembled with crossbar E '';
- the feet B 'and D' will be assembled with the crossbar F ';
- feet B '' and D '' will be assembled with transom F ''
- Assemble the elements A ', A' ', B', B '', C ', C' ', D' and D '' 2 to 2 to form feet A, B, C and D respectively by gluing and screwing.
- Reuse the holes made at the beginning.
- Assemble the elements E ', E' ', F' and F '' 2 to 2 to form respectively the rails E and F by gluing and screwing.
- Then assemble the feet A and C with the crossbar E, then the feet B and D with the crossbar F by gluing them.
- To consolidate the assembly, pierce the feet and cross members from one end with a 6 mm diameter drill bit, then push the pins so that they protrude 5 mm from each side of the foot.
- Cut out the part of the trunnion that protrudes with a hand saw.
- Finally, cut the part of the sleepers that protrude from the feet with a jigsaw equipped with a scroll blade.
Finishes for the plant holder
- Cap the holes with wood paste, then sand with 80 grit sandpaper then 120 grit.
- Pass two coats of varnish.
- Fit the cross members of the two elements at the cut-outs, then screw them with two screws, checking that they are perpendicular.
- To consolidate the assembly, screw the two chair squares to the sleepers by positioning them in the opposite right angles.
- Pass two coats of varnish.
- This plant holder is intended to receive pots whose base is 18 cm in diameter.
This creation comes from the book Scandinavian style pallets from Beatrice d'Asciano to Rustica editions.