This was my first “serious” project—that involved milled lumber, and joinery other than pocket screws.
In January I took a two-week class at Yestermorrow Design/Build School, with Thea Alvin, Justin Kramer, and Britton Rogers. There I learned a variety of design and prototyping methods and techniques, and also how to use many of the machines and tools of the woodshop. This plant stand was my class project.
The system is designed to be modular (the small piece sits on cleats embedded in the tall one), although I haven’t yet gotten around to making any more modules. Also, this was intended as a prototype—I’m planning to rebuild it with cypress or something, and with more accurate milling and assembly—but the current version works well enough that I’ve spent that time on other projects instead.
Materials: Rough-sawn pine and elm, with a poly finish.