Hanging baskets make beautiful displays inside and outside your home. Add the beauty of hanging baskets in places where there are no walls to mount hangers, such as on patios or decks, using floor stands. Make your own floor stand to create a custom mount for hanging plants. Use a pedestal table base and install a 2-inch hardwood dowel in the centre of the pedestal to act as a rod for mounting wrought iron plant hangers.
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Things you need
- Pedestal table base
- 2-inch drill bit
- Wood glue
- Small paintbrush
- 2-inch hardwood dowel, 36 inches long
- Sandpaper, fine-grit
- Tack cloth
- Wood finish
- 3 wrought iron plant hangers, with screws
Place a pedestal table base in a work area. Drill a 2-inch-diameter hole 6 inches deep into the top end of the table pedestal using a drill and 2-inch drill bit.
Apply wood glue to the drilled hole using a small paintbrush. Brush on glue to 6 inches of one end of a 2-by-36-inch hardwood dowel. Insert the dowel into the hole in the pedestal. Allow the glue to dry for 24 hours.
Sand the assembly with fine-grit sandpaper in the same direction as the wood grain. Wipe off the dust left from sanding with a tack cloth.
Apply two even coats of wood finish to the assembly using a paintbrush. Allow the finish to dry at least four hours between coats. Allow the final coat to dry at least 24 hours.
Position three wrought iron plant hangers evenly around the dowel, 6 to 8 inches down from the top end. Fasten each hanger to the dowel using the mounting screws included with the hangers. Drive the screws through the mounting holes in the hangers into the dowel with a screw gun.
Tips and warnings
- Add hangers at staggered heights for a more eclectic plant display.
- Wear eye protection when woodworking.
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