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A Nine-Pot Stand Lucedale MS

Before you set aside your push sticks and dust mask for the season, make something to enjoy all summer. This project takes only about a day to build, once you've got all the materials. It's designed for outdoor use—made from rot-resistant woods and assembled with weatherproof glue and rust-resistant fasteners. Protected with a finish or not, it will enhance your garden or deck for years to come.

The Home Depot
(251)634-0351
755 Schillinger Rd S
Mobile, AL
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Lowe's
(228) 762-0429
3301 Denny Avenue
Pascagoula, MS
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(251) 639-6100
312 Z Schillinger Road
Mobile, AL
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Grand Bay Lumber
(251) 865-6185
12250 Highway 90 West
Grand Bay, AL
 
LOWE'S OF WEST MOBILE, ALA.
251 633-7797
7760 AIRPORT BLVD. MOBILE, AL, 36608
Mobile, AL
 
Agricola Hardware & Supply
(601) 947-3260
5266 Hwy 613 S
Lucedale, MS
 
LOWE'S OF PASCAGOULA, MISS.
228 762-0429
3301 DENNY AVENUE PASCAGOULA, MS, 39581
Pascagoula, MS
 
Ace Hardware
(251) 342-7420
4364 Old Shell Rd
Mobile, AL
 
Lowe's
(251) 633-7797
7760 Airport Blvd.
Mobile, AL
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M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
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The Home Depot
(601)296-1098
4100 O'Ferrell Street
Hattiesburg, MS
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A Nine-Pot Stand

A Nine-Pot Stand

Before you set aside your push sticks and dust mask for the season, make  something to enjoy all summer. This project takes only about a day to build, once you've got all the materials. It's designed for outdoor use—made from rot-resistant woods and assembled with weatherproof glue and rust-resistant fasteners. Protected with a finish or not, it will enhance your garden or deck for years to come. 
 
This sturdy little stand is perfect for your deck or patio. It's got room for your favorite plants and it doesn't take up a lot of space. When the weather gets cold, you can easily bring it, and a bit of summertime, indoors.

There's no complicated joinery, just glue and screws. The legs simply chase each other around the base, like a pinwheel. The arms follow suit,  but they're offset, so your plants have plenty of room to grow.

Once you make templates for the legs and arms and the jig for routing the discs, you'll have the stand together in no time. For tools, need a tablesaw, jigsaw, router and a drill, plus clamps and a file or rasp. If you use construction-grade lumber, you won't need a planer or jointer. Rip the 1-1/2-in.-square column from a straight, clear 2x4 and use 1x stock for everything else. We went whole-hog, making ours out of mahogany. We spent about $100 for rough stock and milled it ourselves.

How To Build It
1) Mill all the parts to thickness. Cut the column (A), legs (B) and arms (E) to their finished dimensions. 

2) Make templates for the leg and arm profiles ( Fig. C ).

3) Rough out the legs and arms with a jigsaw or bandsaw, about 1/8-in. oversize. Smooth the profiles with a rasp and sandpaper, a sanding drum mounted in your drill press, or an oscillating spindle sander.

4) Position each leg on the column and drill pilot holes for the screws ( Photo 1 ). Be sure to mark the legs so they'll go back on the same column face during final assembly.

5) Round over the edges of the legs, except for portions that support the discs or go against the column (Fig. A). On the column, stop the round-overs 1-in. away from the joints.

6) Fasten the legs to the column with weatherproof glue and stainless steel screws.

7) Attach the column support block (C).

8) Glue the triangular-shaped arm blocks (D), cut from your leftover column stock, to the column ( Photo 2 ). If a stuck-on block keeps sliding down the column, pull it off, remove the excess glue and stick it back on. Before gluing on the second pair, plane the first pair flush.

9) Attach the arms, following the same procedure you used for fastening the legs (Steps 4 through 6). Make sure the arms wrap around the column in the same direction as the legs, otherwise the discs won't be properly staggered.

10) Make a jig to rout the discs (Part F, Fig. A and Photo 3), cut them to rough size and rout them Fig. B. Then round over th...

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