This hanging basket stand may rank as one of my favorite projects of all time. Why you ask? It’s easy, inexpensive and extremely versatile. Start with a hanging basket in the spring then switch to a lantern in the fall and you have a DIY project that functions all year long.
Supplies needed for this Hanging Basket Stand:
- 2″ x 10″ x 24″
- 2″ x 6″ x 19″
- Two 2″ x 4″ x 36″ (for a shorter planter, you can shorten this measurement)
- 2″ x 4″ x 24″
- 2″ x 4″ x 19″
- 2-3″ deck screws
- Exterior Paint
- Wood Glue
- Screw Hook
Tools needed for Hanging Basket Stand:
- Mitre Saw
- Drill Bit
Step 1: Apply 2 coats of exterior paint to both sides of your cut boards. Let dry
Grab your 2″ x 6″ x 19″
Step 2: Using your drill and drill bit, drill a pilot hole in the center of bottom of your board. This is for your screw hook.
Step 3: Take your screw hook and screw it into the pilot hole you drilled in the bottom of the board.
Set board to the side.
Grab one of your 2″ x 4″ x 36″ and your 2″ x 4″ x 19″ board.
Step 4: Using 2 deck screws, attach the 36″ board on top of the 19″ board. Repeat on other side. You will have a “U” Shape.
Grab your 2″ x 10″ x 24″ board. This is your bottom board.
Step 5: Place the bottom of the “U” or the 19″ board in the center of the 2″ x 10″ x 24″ board. Attach with your deck screws to secure.
Grab your 2″ x 4″ x 24″ board.
Step 6: Attach your 24″ board to the top of your “U” Shape.
Grab your 2″ x 6″ x 19″ board that you set aside earlier
Step 7: Attach this board (see pic) using your deck screws. Place one screw at the top and one screw at the bottom.
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