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Create a cube plant stand

16 Sep 2021

Create a fabulous cube plant stand to brighten your home with a round pot in a square holder. Try a two-tone look with bright yellow Resene Lemon Ginger and quirky pink Resene Shilo or mix things up with moody Resene Indian Ink and stars painted in Resene FX Nightlight glow-in-the-dark paint for a whimsical night-time décor piece.

You will need:

• Approximately 2.2m of scrap wood – Fleur’s is 24mm x 24mm
• Saw
• Sandpaper
• Resene Quick Dry primer
• Resene testpots in your choice of colours – Fleur used Resene Shilo and Resene Lemon Ginger
• Paint brush
• Wood glue
• Electric drill and screws
• Hole filler

Note: The amount of wood you need for this project depends on the size of the plant pot you are going to use. Fleur’s pot has a diameter of 16.5cm and she used approximately 2.2m of wood.

Step 1:
Measure the diameter of your plant pot at the widest point. Cut eight lengths of wood slightly shorter than the diameter of the pot. The shorter the lengths of wood, the higher the pot will sit in the stand. Fleur cut eight lengths at 16.25cm for the top and bottom squares and four lengths at 17.5cm for the uprights.

Step 2:
Use sandpaper to sand off any rough ends and prime the wood with Resene Quick Dry primer. Once dry, give the wood a light sand with fine grit sandpaper.

Step 3:
Paint two sides of all the wood in your choice of Resene colour – Fleur used Resene Shilo.

Step 4:
Use wood glue to assemble your cube and make sure that the two painted sides are facing inwards. The four longer lengths are the four uprights and the shorter lengths form the top and bottom squares. Drill pilot holes and then screw the cube together. It’s a good idea to use a countersink to get a flush finish with the screws.

Step 5:
Fill the screw holes with filler. Once this is dry, sand down the filler and prime the filled patch with Resene Quick Dry primer. Finish by painting over the remaining sides with two coats of your second Resene colour choice – Fleur used Resene Lemon Ginger.

project and images Fleur Thorpe

Published: 16 Sep 2021