Weekend Project | Holiday Stocking Stand
Home Ideas Magazine - December 2017
Contributed by: Annette Amdahl
Time: 2-3 Hours
- 1ct - 4"x4" board at 4' in length
- 1ct - 12"x12"x.5" board
- 1ct - 8"x8"x.5" board
- 8ct - 1"x4" boards at 3.5" in length with both ends cut at a 45-degree angle
- 4ct - 3/4" wooden dowels at 8" in length
- Wood filler
- Miter saw
- 3/4" drill bit
- Power drill
- Wood glue
- Nail gun
- Brad nails
- Wood router with 45-degee angle bit
Cut your wood
Using the materials list, cut your wood pieces to size. To create the point on the 4"x4" vertical part of the stand, cut a 45-degree angle from all four sides on one end (see images 1-2).
Create the base
Once you have your 12"x12" and 8"x8" pieces cut, use a router to add a 45-degree decorative edge to both pieces (see image 3). Once the edges have been trimmed with the router, use your brad nailer and center and attach the smaller piece to the top of the larger piece (see image 4). Flip the 4"x4" piece onto its point and attach your new base to the bottom with glue and nails. Your 4"x4" piece should now stand vertical (see image 5).
Add the decorative pieces
Take four of your 3.5" pieces and attach them to all four sides of the base of the 4"x4" piece with the longer sides facing inward (see image 6). Add the last four small pieces to the top of the 4"x4" piece (about six inches down from the top).
Create the hooks’
To create the wooden dowel hooks that the stockings will hang on, use a 3/4" drill bit and drill a 1” deep hole on each of the four sides of the 4"x4" board (see image 7). For this project, I staggered all four of the holes at different heights. Attach the dowels by filling each hole with wood glue (see image 8) and then hammer the dowels into place (see image 9).
Finish the piece
I kept the finish simple with a cream latex paint (see image 10) after I filled the nail holes in with wood filler. Get creative here; you could even add red stripes to make it look like a candy cane to get in the holiday spirit.