Inspired by florists' display units, here is a little shelved stand you can make out of peeled hazelnut branches
whose rustic look adds a nice decorative touch.
Place in the corner of a patio or balcony to showcase potted plants such as bonsais, cactuses or herbs.
Cut hazelnut or
chestnut branches (naturally rot-proof) about 2 or 3 inches in diameter,
following the instructions included in the plan.
The pieces are assembled with metallic angle brackets fastened with nails or screws.
Wooden bearings and glue are used for the transversal joints.
Once you have completed the frame, make the shelves out of smaller, same-sized branches.
Weave the branches together using thin wire as shown. You can also use or recycle bamboo or reed poles.
Fasten to frame with a few nails. The resulting shelves are pleasing to the eye and will let the air circulate freely.
Add the finish of your choice: painting the entire unit will give it unity;
leaving the wood untreated or simply staining it will lend a more natural effect.
Click on the thumbnails to enlarge and print on an "A4" sheet of paper.
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