Jul
22
2015
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Crate and Barrel Reef Sofas Chair and Fire Table

I modified the Design Confidential's plans to accomodate larger cushions and made a fire table to match. The plans are easy to follow and the Kreg jig made assembly a cinch.

Originally, I planned to use readily available Sunbrella cushions from Lowe's that were 25" square and around $90 for the sofas and chair. Unfortunately, they were back ordered so I found a guy on Etsy who custom manufactures cushions near me and only cost a bit more. Overall the dimensions of the sofas are 82" wide and 32" deep and 28" tall. I made the arms a bit taller as I am 6'5" and wanted the back cushions to have a little more support. The fire table is 50" by 30" with a 30" by 10" fire pan and burner inside. The burner and pan was purchased on Amazon and I isolated it from the cedar base by using metal L brackets and U-shaped aluminum channels over the L-brackets (U-side down). The burner pan sits on top of the U-channels which are a little over 30" apart and in the center of the table. The marble is calacatta gold but looks more like carrara. The fire glass is from allfireglass, a retailer on Ebay. The wood was finished with Sikkens Cetol CRD, which is a marine grade finish designed to keep the cedar looking like new without the typical gray-silver weathering that occurs after a couple years.

The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Crate and Barrel Reef Sofas Chair and Fire Table
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Crate and Barrel Reef Sofas Chair and Fire Table
Jul
14
2015
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A 4 Post Canopy Bed via @thedesconf
Project Details

You've been working so hard lately! It's time for you to have a luxurious bed that you can flop your tired body into at the end of the day. Check out this 4 Post Canopy Bed! It's a simple construction with TONS of character. After you wake up from your restful slumber, we want to see your hard work!

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. Don't forget... for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A 4 Post Canopy Bed via @thedesconf

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Estimated Cost
$225-$275
Dimensions
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A 4 Post Canopy Bed via @thedesconf
Tools
Lumber
  • 4 – 1x2 at 8’
  • 2 – 1x3 at 8’
  • 13 – 1x4 at 8’
  • 9 – 2x4 at 8’
  • 12 – 2x8 at 8’                                                          
  • 4 – 4x4 at 8’ 
Materials
Cut List
  • 4 – 4x4 at 7-1/4” – Legs
  • 2 – 2x8 at 84” – Side Bases
  • 2 – 2x8 at 83” – Head/Foot Bases
  • 5 – 2x4 at 85” – Stretchers
  • 10 – 2x4 at 3-3/4” – Stretcher Bases
  • 2 – 1x3 at 75-1/2” – Cleats
  • 2 – 2x8 at 89-3/4” – Side Bed Frames
  • 2 – 2x8 at 91” – Head/Foot Bed Frames
  • 2 – 1x2 at 91-1/2” – Side Trim
  • 2 – 1x2 at 92-1/2” – Head/Foot Trim
  • 13 – 1x4 at 76-1/2” – Slats
  • 4 – 4x4 at 79-1/4” – Posts
  • 2 – 2x4 at 84” – Head/Foot Canopy Frames
  • 4 – 2x8 at 84” – Headboard Slats
  • 2 – 2x4 at 83” – Side Canopy Frames
Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Cut the pieces for the Head/Foot Bases, Side Bases, and Legs. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the Head/Foot Bases and Side Bases. Next, drill pocket holes in the two outside sides of the top each Leg (the sides that will not make contact with the Bases). Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws. 

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Step 2

Cut the pieces for the Stretchers and Stretcher Bases. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in the each end of the Stretchers and in the top end of the Stretcher Bases. Once installed, the top of the Stretchers should be flush with the top of the Bases. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws. 

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You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A 4 Post Canopy Bed via @thedesconf
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the Cleats. Position the Cleats as shown with a 4-3/4” space on each end of the Cleat. The Cleat will be 3/4” above the Stretcher to which it is attached.  Assemble as shown with glue and 2” Wood Screws. 

You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A 4 Post Canopy Bed via @thedesconf
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the Head/Foot Bed Frames and the Side Frames. The ends should be cut at a 45-degree angle. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in the each angled end of the Side Frames. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws.  

Place the Bed Frame assembly on top of the Base assembly as shown and attach with glue and 2-1/2” Wood Screws. The Cleats will sit 3/4” below the Bed Frame pieces.  

You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A 4 Post Canopy Bed via @thedesconf
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A 4 Post Canopy Bed via @thedesconf
Step 5

Cut the pieces for Head/Foot Trim and the Side Trim. Each end of the Trim pieces should be cut at a 45-degree angle. Attach to the Frame pieces as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws or Brad Nails.

You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A 4 Post Canopy Bed via @thedesconf
Step 6

Cut the pieces for the Slats. Position the Slats as shown, approximately 2-1/2” apart. Attach to the Stretchers with 1-1/4” Wood Screws – you should be fine attaching to the first, middle, and last Stretchers only. 

You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A 4 Post Canopy Bed via @thedesconf
Step 7

Cut the pieces for the Posts, Headboard Slats, Head/Foot Canopy Frames and Side Canopy Frames. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the Canopy Frame pieces. Also, drill pocket holes in two opposite sides of the bottom ends of the Posts. Drill pocket holes in the ends of the Headboard Slat pieces as well as along the long sides to attach the Slats together as shown. Assemble with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws. 

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Step 8

Assemble the remaining Posts and Canopy Frame pieces as shown with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws.

You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A 4 Post Canopy Bed via @thedesconf
Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

Disclaimer

// Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Jul
06
2015
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase PB Inspired Glasgow Bar Cart

We had been wanting a bar cart for a while, but didn't want to spend the money on a nice one. This was our first more complicated project. We had to adjust the plans a bit to fit in our in our teeny tiny rowhouse. Thank you for posting these plans!

Estimated Cost 

$200 (including wheels)

Length of Time 

This took us a few about two months working off and on.

Modifications 

We adjusted the dimensions because of how narrow our house is. We also didn't use a kreg jig, and used brackets and regular wood screws instead.

Additional Project Details 

The most difficult part of the project was finding drawers and wheels. Since we adjusted the size, the openings for our drawers were very nonstandard. We had to end up making our own out of hardware cloth. It was also hard to find reasonably priced wheels. We ended up using Singer sewing machine pulleys from Ebay.

The Design Confidential Builders Showcase PB Inspired Glasgow Bar Cart
Jul
02
2015
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Cascade Dresser via @thedesconf
Project Details

I'm pretty sure you NEED this dresser... because I need this dresser and 5 more just like it! Check out the really unique handle design on it - and it has TONS of storage to boot! This dresser is a win-win in the looks and function department! What are you waiting for, this long weekend is perfect for letting some sawdust fly!

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. Don't forget... for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Cascade Dresser via @thedesconf

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Estimated Cost
$150-$200
Dimensions
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Cascade Dresser via @thedesconf
Tools
Lumber
  • 3 – 1x2 at 8’                                                                        
  • 4 – 3/4” plywood at 4’x8’ (You will have some great scraps left over from this!)
Materials
Cut List
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 21” x 60” – Top and Bottom
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 21” x 26-1/2” – Sides
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at 26-1/2” x 58-1/2” – Back
  • 6 – 1x2 at 16” – Drawer Guides  
  • 4 - 3/4” plywood at 3-1/4” x 56-3/4” – Small and Large Drawer Backs
  • 4 - 3/4” plywood at 17-1/4” x 58-14” – Small and Large Drawer Bottoms
  • 8 - 3/4” plywood at 3-1/4” x 17-1/4” – Small and Large Drawer Sides
  • 1 - 3/4” plywood at 5-5/8” x 58-1/4” – Small Drawer Front  
  • 3 - 3/4” plywood at 6-3/4” x 58-1/4 “– Large Drawer Front
  • 3 – 1x2 at 40” – Large Drawer Handles  
Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Cut the pieces for the Top, Bottom, and Sides. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the tops and bottoms of the Sides. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Pocket Screws. Apply edge banding to the exposed edges of the plywood if desired.

You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Cascade Dresser via @thedesconf
Step 2

Cut the piece for the Back. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the top, bottom and sides of the Back. Assemble as shown (with pocket holes facing the inside of the Dresser) with glue and 1-1/4” Pocket Screws. 

You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Cascade Dresser via @thedesconf
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the Drawer Guides. Position as shown with a 2-1/2” space in the front of the Guide and a 1-3/4” space between the back of the Guide and the Dresser Back.  Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws. 

You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Cascade Dresser via @thedesconf
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Cascade Dresser via @thedesconf
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the Small Drawer Back, Sides, Bottom, and Front. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the each end of the Sides, each end of the Back, and in the front edge of the Bottom (facing the ground). Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Pocket Screws. Attach the Drawer Bottom to the Sides and Back with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws. The Drawer Front will extend above the Drawer Sides by 1” on the top and by 5/8” beyond the Bottom. Apply edge banding to the exposed edges of the plywood if desired.

You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Cascade Dresser via @thedesconf
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the Large Drawer Backs, Sides, Bottoms, Fronts, and Handles. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the each end of the Sides, Backs, and in the front edge of the Bottoms (facing the ground). Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Pocket Screws. Attach the Drawer Bottom to the Sides and Back with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws. Apply edge banding to the exposed edges of the plywood if desired.

For two of the Large Drawers - the Drawer Front will extend above the Drawer Sides by 2-3/4” on the top and will be flush with the Bottom. Attach the Handles as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws (insert Wood Screws through the Drawer Front into the Handle). 

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Step 6

For the third Large Drawer - the Drawer Front will extend above the Drawer Sides by 2-7/8” on the top and will leave a 1/8” gap up from the Bottom. Attach the Handle as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws (insert Wood Screws through the Drawer Front into the Handle). After painting, staining, or applying a topcoat - apply a coat of paste wax on the bottom of each drawer as well as on the Drawer Guides. This will allow the drawers to slide smoothly. 

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Step 7

Install the Small Drawer above the top two Drawer Guides in the Dresser. Next, install two Large Drawers (the ones that are flush on the bottom) in the next two spaces. Finally, install the last Large Drawer into the bottom space. 

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

Disclaimer

// Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Jun
26
2015
You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf
Project Details

A plant stand that is super stylish and affordable is rare... but not today! Build this gorgeous gal and put your planted beauties up for everyone to see!

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. Don't forget... for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Estimated Cost
$25-$50
Dimensions
You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf
Tools
Lumber

For outdoor projects // Teak, Cedar and Redwood are recommended. These are typically more expensive, however this varies by region and of course each region has affordable alternatives that will work well if the previously mentioned ideals are not really an option due to budget. Which specie is best will depend on your regions climate among other things and may vary greatly from region to region. Which is the best choice for your project might be a great question to ask your local lumber supplier and regardless of lumber choice, just be sure to seal, seal, seal to protect from the elements for the greatest possible longevity and least amount of ongoing maintenance.

  • 2 – 1x2 at 8' (you may only need 1 if the lumber measures slightly more than 96”)                       
  • 2 – 2x2 at 8’
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at – 2’x2’
Materials
Cut List
  • 2 – 2x2 at 31-15/16” – Left Large Legs
  • 2 – 2x2 at 32-1/2” – Right Large Legs
  • 2 – 2x2 at 10-5/8” – Small Legs
  • 4 – 1x2 at 24” – Shelf Supports   
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 8” x 24” – Shelves            
Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Cut the pieces for the Left and Right Large Legs. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes on the angled top end of the Left Large Leg. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws. Complete this step twice – once for the front and once for the back of the Plant Stand.

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the Small Legs. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes on the angled bottom end of the Small Leg. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws. Complete this step twice – once for the front and once for the back of the Plant Stand.

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the Shelf Supports. Place the Shelf Supports as shown and attach with glue and 2” Wood Screws. Please note – TDC highly recommends that you experiment with the placement (shifting to the left and/or right) of the Shelf Support/Shelves so that the Plant Stand is as balanced as possible. 

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the Shelves. Assemble as shown by placing the Shelves on top of the Shelf Supports. Secure with glue and 2” Wood Screws. 

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf
Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

Outdoor 
Disclaimer

// Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Jun
15
2015
You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Raised Cube Planter via @thedesconf
Project Details

Plants are my jam... you might have noticed? Both inside and in the great outdoors, planters are such an important feature. It's easy to see why they are perfect for your indoor beauties, but I adore using planters and pots outside as well to give interest and height to my plantings. In groupings on a patio or carefully placed throughout your landscape, there is no spot that wouldn't benefit from something like this! This planter is perfect for that vacant spot in your family room that is just aching for something living and would be a stunner scattered throughout your patio living space to spice things up and provide beauty, aside from the beauty of your lush greenery of course. Duh... Now get building and let some sawdust fly! And if you find an online resource that has a great selection of teak, cedar or redwood (all ideal for outdoor uses), let us know in the comments so we can all take our projects to the next level here as well!

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Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Estimated Cost
$25-$50
Dimensions
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Tools
Lumber

For outdoor projects // Teak, Cedar and Redwood are recommended. These are typically more expensive, however this varies by region and of course each region has affordable alternatives that will work well if the previously mentioned ideals are not really an option due to budget. Which specie is best will depend on your regions climate among other things and may vary greatly from region to region. Which is the best choice for your project might be a great question to ask your local lumber supplier and regardless of lumber choice, just be sure to seal, seal, seal to protect from the elements for the greatest possible longevity and least amount of ongoing maintenance.

  • 1 – 1x2 at 3’
  • 2 – 2x2 at 8’
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at – 4’x4’
Materials
Cut List
  • 4 – 2x2 at 11” – Legs
  • 8 – 2x2 at 15” – Upper and Lower Sides
  • 2 – 1x2 at 15” – Planter Supports (could also use 2x2s scraps for this)
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 11-3/4”x18” – Front and Back
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 11-3/4”x16-1/2” – Sides
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at 16-1/2”x16-1/2” – Bottom
Instructions

Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project, there are often tidbits on adjustments or helpful hints for the build and possible typos that should be accounted for. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques, and helpful hints for easier building. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a protective sealant type product such as a wax or polyurethane (spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly are extremely easy to apply and use) to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow proper safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Check back often for new tips, tricks, and helpful info for building as we will be adding to this section of the site quite a bit in the coming months. Holler at me if you need help and have fun!

Step 1

Cut the pieces for the Legs and Upper Sides. With the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Upper Sides. Secure the Upper Sides to the Legs with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. 

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Step 2

Cut the pieces for the Lower Sides. With the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Lower Sides. Secure the Lower Sides to the Legs with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. 

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Raised Cube Planter via @thedesconf
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the Planter Supports. With the Kreg jig for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Planter Supports. Secure the Planter Supports to the Upper Sides with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. 

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Raised Cube Planter via @thedesconf
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the Front, Back, and Sides. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both sides of the Sides and along the bottom edge. Drill another set of pocket holes in the bottom edge of the Front and Back pieces. Assemble the Front, Back, and Sides as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Attach the Front, Back, and Sides to the Upper Sides with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Apply edge banding to the exposed edges of the plywood on the Planter if desired.

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Raised Cube Planter via @thedesconf
Step 5

Cut the piece for the Bottom. Place inside the Planter as shown and attach to the Upper Sides and Supports with glue and 1-1/4” wood screws. The bottom image shows the Bottom attached to the Planter, with the Front, Back, and Sides removed for an easier view. For better soil drainage, you can drill a few holes in the Bottom!

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Raised Cube Planter via @thedesconf
You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Raised Cube Planter via @thedesconf
Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

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