That is actually really neat . Great idea
The legs are glued and brad nailed where they pass through planter surface. The cleats are glued and brad nailed through the pot recesses from the top. Cleats are also glued and brad nailed to the legs. It's very strong.Looks great, Bob. When I saw the first picture, I was wondering how you stabilized the legs. Then the second one showed the cleats. Did you use only glue to attach the legs to the cleats, or are there also screws?
The pots have water retention trays builtin however I told my wife to be careful in watering them.Hi Bob,
you designed and built a beautiful addition to the pre-existing pot supports. The execution is lovely not only in terms of design but also of total camouflage of any et==technicalities like screw heads etc.
On the practical point of view, I wonder if the wooden plateau will react to water overflow while the bromeliads are being watered - I have made several plant containers and they all suffer from this long-term illness. Well, you chose oak very wisely - if one wood can stand warping and splitting, this is oak.
Looking at the surface i can't help but think that without legs protruding upwards it would make a nice side table, the shallow recesses safe enough to support some nuts here and some glasses there yet overall flat enough to put a tray on it as the bridges between recesses can be made a bit wider, giving the overall use as a flat surface. I might try one - in my style, not midcentury but free edge supported cypress - as the CNC is not mandatory for just four simple shallow circular recesses.
Well done, it is and looks beautiful, complementing the other plants and plant stands.
Tom,It's amazing how well you matched the pre existing design. I also think it would make an excellent side table. Just thinking, expansion of the top. Using cleats will allow for some expansion, at least enough to avoid splitting.
Not being critical at all, but I'm just wondering if the V shape of the cleat's attachment to the legs could have been rounded using some sandpaper wrapped around a dowel to perfect the curved shape and make a really tight fit. I can also imagine making this with an apron on all four sides and installing a shallow drawer? I always need a handy drawer to hold the overflow from the table top.
This is a beautifully executed project.