HOW TO CUT YOUR DOWEL FOR ANGLED LEGS! Since I used a round dowel it’s hard to keep track of an angled cut. Especially if it’s cut at a slight angle that’s barely visible like 10 degrees. To keep all confusion at bay you’ll need to draw a solid line along the whole dowel. To do so I lay my dowel against a piece of wood ( 1″x3″) and used a marker to draw a solid line going down my dowel. Try and get the line as straight as possible.
Once you have your dowel cut down to size you should see a slight angle when holding the legs a certain way. ( like shown in the photo below) Find the highest point of the angle and mark it with a marker.
Than pre-drill a hole in the dowel. Try and drill as straight as possible ( not at an angle). Following that attach the T plate onto the dowel.
When attaching your T plate to the dowel make sure the countersink side is facing up. This will help you attach your screw flush with the surface so it’s not in the way when you have to attach your T plate to the wood slice.
PLANT STAND FAIL ( WHAT NOT TO DO ) If you’re thinking of trying an L plate like shown in the photo below than I’m here to tell you it’s not going to work. I tried this and sadly the legs were so wobbly they couldn’t hold a plant. Save yourself the trouble and go for a heavy duty T plate. You can also drill right through the wood slice into your wooden legs however I avoided this since I didn’t want to ruin the pretty wood grain look on the wood slice.
I used a marker to mark where I wanted the legs before attaching them. I also used some plain paper and cut out a little triangle to help attach the legs more evenly however I found this method doesn’t work since each wood slice has a different shape. The best way to determine where the legs should be is to simply attach closer to the edge of your wood slice in an approximate triangle shape.
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