You know I have a stash of trashure and I have been trying to make more room around here by creating more of the things I have had planned in my head. For instance, I have had a collection of wood turnings, pie pans, and cake pans since summer and have been waiting for the time to put them to use. Today, I want to show you how to make a DIY tiered stand using repurposed materials because it’s Power Tool Challenge time. Yay!
Be sure to read through to see what my bloggers friends have whipped up for you too.
Here is my assortment of garage sale goodies…a few cake pans, pie pans, and a couple of wood turnings I showed you in my curbside rocker makeover.
I mean, who doesn’t love to have extra storage for their collections, fruits and veggies, and whatever you’d love to have off your surfaces cluttering up space? Just so you know, there are several tutorials out in Blogland. Some that use dishes, bowls, and so much more. I don’t plant to reinvent the wheel here, but you can check those out on my Pinterest pin board.
Want to give it a try? Let’s go!
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- wood turning approx. 1½-2″ diameter (table leg, any kind of spindle, even store-bought – be creative!)
- 3 pie plates, cake pans, enamelware in varied sizes – you name it!
- 2 double-ended screws
- 1½” wood screw with washer
- drill and drill bits
- wood round or circles cut from plywood
- optional: jigsaw, sander, paint, reclaimed drawer or door knobs
For my project, I used wood turnings that were 2″ in diameter and about 12″ long. So if you’re using a table leg or something longer than 12″, cut it to length. After it is the desired length, cut it in half.
Using whatever pans or bowls you have, drill holes in the center of each. Beginning with the base, drill 1″ into the bottom of the wood turning, and then using your wood screw and washer, attach the bottom pan/bowl to the turning.
Grab one of your double-ended screws and drive it into the top of that wood turning (or table leg) using pliers.
Place your next pan/bowl on the screw sticking up, and then add your other half of the wood turning. (note: You could stop after the first turning is added for only a two tiered stand, but if you desire more layers, repeat the double-ended screw process until your top layer of pans/bowl is added.)
Since I grabbed some cake pans with a drop-out bottom, I needed to figure out a way to attach them together. I decided to cut circles to attach the cake pans too out of ½” plywood. Just trace the pan bottom, cut with jigsaw, and sand smooth.
I decided to use a glass knob from my VW chest of drawers makeover (BEEP) and a wooden door knob from our closet renovation as finials to the top of each stand. It makes for a decorative accent and a way to carry the stand from place to place if needed.
To give one of my stands a time-worn feel, I used antique white paint on the wood turning and plywood rounds.
Once you are done painting, you’ll need to attach the cake pans to the wood round. Just pre-drill holes in pan, wood turning, and wood round, then attach using ½” wood screws. I’ve found adding a wood round to any of the tiered trays can add stability where needed.
To add the top drawer pull or door handle, simple screw them in through your top pan/bowl. Then for added protection, I used E6000 adhesive to glue on some felt pieces to protect my surfaces.
Now you’re done with your DIY tiered stand!
I think these are fun and offer so many possibilities of ways to help us get organized. These are some of my vintage trims that I adore and love to display.
Doesn’t that glass knob on top add the perfect touch?
The other stand I made with the pie pans came out just as cute, though this one I staged in a different genre.
We are avid bird lovers in our home, so showcasing our treasures is a fun addition to our decor.
If DIY is not your thing or you’ve fallen head over heels for my stands, you can find them available in my shop. (SOLD)
Pin and share to inspire other to get organized using their repurposed “junk” (aka trashure). Show us how you create a DIY tiered stand.
Next up, I’ll be showing you how to update those brown beasts (aka. outdated Mid Century dressers). tee hee. Head HERE.