Tuesday, August 3, 2010

SR Cutsheet Project 01: Planting Table

We are excited to announce the first of the SR Cutsheet Projects, a series of free instruction sheets created to help people build simple projects for their home.

The first of these projects is the SR Planting Table, which you may have seen in our blog post a few weeks ago about our growing collection of bonsai.  This outdoor plant stand is easy to build, requiring just a few tools and some inexpensive materials.  This table is great for all sorts of potted plants and we've found it to be invaluable in our garden.

We hope that the SR Cutsheet Project will help connect people to the design process and how things are made.  The Cutsheet Project is a way to bring well designed, functional objects to the home in an inexpensive way that allows you to build things for yourself.

You can download the cutsheet for the Planting Table for free on our website, or click on the link below. More projects will be added in the future, so stay tuned.

SR Planting Table


  1. Great work! The design sings DIY meets ZEN. I will be making two of these for our place in Rosarito, Baja California. look forward to more of your projects. Saludos.

  2. Thanks so much for the kind words! We're so happy that the Cutsheet Project can help people build easy projects around the home. Happy building!

  3. This is great! I can't wait to see more from the Cutsheet Project, these are exactly what I need to get me starting to build.

  4. Thanks so much for this guys! It was a lot of fun to build this and was super easy for a first time project. Hope to see more of these.

    Since I am going to use mine for indoor use - do you think I should sand it down before I apply the stain? Or will it not matter with Cedar wood?


  5. Adam- glad the table worked out for you! To answer your question, sanding is not necessary before staining (rough sawn) wood; unless you desire a smooth finish for aesthetic reasons.

  6. love this, want to go make one right now! thanks for sharing your creative ideas