Mission Plant Stand

Mission Plant Stand

By Dave Munkittrick

Here’s a great project for displaying houseplants
and adding a little charm to any
corner of your house. The tripod leg design is
rock-steady, even on a tiled or uneven floor.
The wide bottom shelf can hold a large potted
plant and anchors the stand both visually and
physically. The open top shelf can handle a variety
of plant or pot shapes and sizes.

This stand is made with riftsawn white oak.
The oak fits the stand’s quasi-Mission style and
the straight riftsawn grain emphasizes the vertical
thrust of the long tapered legs.

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Taper the legs on a bandsaw. If you use a tapering jig,
remember to double the angle when you cut the second
taper. If you saw the tapers freehand, clean the edges with a
hand plane or on the jointer.


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Cut the triangular shelves using a miter gauge set to
60-degrees. Nip off the two small corners on a miter saw.

This story originally appeared in American Woodworker May 2008, issue #135.

May 2008, issue #135

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