There was a moment when I was going to shell out some clams for a plywood plant stand and I thought, ‘I could make this’. I have this thought often. I usually ignore it. Reality usually hits that there is no way I would be able to make something that other people are able to exchange for cash money. But I figured that this project involved plywood — and, well, that’s it. I purchased a jigsaw (an excellent piece of machinery) and a piece of plywood and got to it. I measured, and/or guessed the proportions and cut out the pieces in my living room. I sanded the pieces and then coated it with some trusty scandinavian oil. I guess I just made a plywood plant stand! I also made a lot of mess. I took me longer to clean up the sawdust than it did to make the plant stand.
details: plywood, jigsaw, scandinavian oil cost: jigsaw $24, plywood $16 (for two stands)