Can I get a halleluiah! I have wanted a produce stand at the end of my counter for years! I have no idea why its taken us so long to build but I am so glad we finally made time for it!
And it was so cheap and only took a couple hours to throw together. Our stand is approximately 18 inches wide, 9 inches wide, and 32 inches tall. For that size stand you will need:
2- 1×6 10 foot long boards
1- 1×4 8 foot long board
18 inches of 2×4
First you need to cut your wood and create the boxes. This is super easy. Each box was made with three 18 inch long pieces as well as two 7 inch pieces.
To make all 3 boxes you need to cut your 1×6 boards into nine 18 inch pieces and six 7 inch pieces.
It would be a cinch to put these boxes together if you have a finish nail gun. Our compressor is out so I we had to do it by hand. With 1×6’s you have to be very careful to not split the wood. So first we drilled little holes.
Then we nailed the box together.
When your boxes are built you need to cut your side supports. We wanted our entire stand to be 32 inches tall. So we cut 2 pieces 32 inches long. Next we had to figure out how much we wanted our boxes to tilt.
We decided on 30 degrees and cut the top of each side to 30 degrees.
For the base supports we cut two 9 inch pieces of 2×4 and cut a 45 degree angle off of each side to make the stand.
I forgot to take a picture here but we centered and screwed each side piece into the bottom. We just placed the sidepiece on the outside of the bottom supports and screwed them in. You can see how we did it in this picture of the finished box. Be sure to drill before you screw into the 1×4’s because you don’t want them to split!
Next we attached the top box to the sides. We used 2 screws to make sure they wouldn’t turn. Make sure to drill first!
Then we added the bottom box so it was about a half inch from the base.
When that box was secure we added the middle box half way in between the top and bottom box. Then it was a little sanding and painting! I used Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint in Relic to paint my stand and roughed the edges up with sandpaper.
I am in love! It really finishes off the counter and I especially love when you can create storage that is stylish! So grab some wood and get building. It only took us 4 hours and that included all of the paint time!