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I absolutely love building things with my own two hands, but I only half know what I’m doing. But recently I headed to True Value Hardware to pick up a few supplies for a few projects I’ve been working on, and I had the best experience. Multiple employees came over and asked if they could help me. I vaguely described some ideas I had in mind and they gave me great advice and really helped me find what I was looking for. They even helped me answer questions I didn’t know I had. Although I ended up heading home with the materials for three different projects to spruce up my living room, today I’m going to share with you how to make this copper and wood plant stand.
⅝ inch wooden dowels
½ inch copper fittings (8 tees, 4 elbows, and 4 end caps)
Natural wood stain and brush
Terra cotta pots
Adhesive (I used epoxy)
Be sure to test the dowels and copper fittings in the store to make sure they fit. Because of the way copper pipes are measured it can be confusing.
Step 1: Plan out the dimensions of your plant stand. You are going to need a total of 10 larger pieces and 8 smaller pieces. Once you’ve figured this out, cut the pieces with a saw.
Note: You want the large pieces to be the same size as two smaller pieces joined together by a T shaped copper fitting.
Step 2: Sand the edges and then add a coat of wood stain. I used Miniwax natural stain that I picked up at True Value.
Step 3: Start assembling the pieces of your plant stand by attaching all of the smaller pieces to both sides of a T shaped copper fitting. Make sure that all of the pieces are the same length as each other and the larger pieces.
Step 4: Lay out the pieces of your plant stand based on the picture below.
Step 5: Continue to assemble your plant stand. Once you’re sure that all of the pieces fit and everything is right, add a small dab of epoxy glue inside the copper pieces (let the glue dry overnight).
Step 6: Put your terra cotta pots inside the planters. I ended out painting mine with a light coat of white paint. I would also recommend sealing the holes in the bottom of the pots so dirt doesn’t leak out. You can add some little rocks to the bottoms of the pots to prevent root rot.
And that’s it! Enjoy your plant stand. I absolutely love making things with wooden dowels and copper fittings. There are so many fun possibilities. Plus you get the joy of building something yourself. You could also make this same plant stand using copper pipes instead of wooden dowels.