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    Need some help with this design

    I want to build a plant stand very similar to the photo below, however I'm having a very hard time figuring up the dimensions necessary to achieve it. The overall height will be 40" tall. The top will be 12" x 12". I was thinking the legs would be 1-1/2" square, set in from the top about 1 inch that should leave 7" between the legs.
    So given those dimensions...what size does that make the center vertical slates if they are equal to the spaces between them?
    So I want equal space between the slates to be the same width as the slates. (does that make sense)?

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    Would you like I should draw it for you? How thick do you want to make the top? Are you going to add the drawer?

    To be honest, I don't think the slats and the spaces should be the same size but that is up to you.
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    With 3 slats and four spaces, that's 7 increments. So, with a 7" space between the legs, it's easy. Make the slats 1" wide, and space them 1" apart.
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    Actually, I was a little curious so I started it. I think the legs look a bit heavy for as narrow at the piece is. What do you think?



    I'd sort the legs out before trying to work out the space in between.
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    Dave you may very well be correct about the leg size. I was just guessing at that size. I have tried to draw this out tonight on paper but just don't have the skill to do it correct. I like the look of the photo and want to make mine pretty close to that. Yes I would like to add the drawer. I was thinking of even trying my hand at dovetail corners on the drawer. Dave if you have the time to draw it up that would be very much appreciated.
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    Glad Dave chimed in. I was going to post "use SketchUp". I think it is too tall for the dimensions of the top.
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    I'll at least make something that looks close. I agree with Glenn about the height. Could you go a bit bigger? Or shorter?
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    Yes larger would be ok.
    Height could also be 36-40"
    I simply saw this photo and wanted to build one like it or somewhat close
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    Take a look at this and see what you think.

    Height reduced to 36 in. Legs are 1-1/4 in. square. Slats are 1/4 in. thick by 1 in. wide on 1-7/8 in. centers. Top aprons are 4 in. high. Stretchers are 2 in. high with a 1 in. high arc.


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    Wow Dave that was fast!. Looks pretty close to what I want. The only thing that keeps drawing my eye is the bottom stretcher. It's 2". Can that be taller? Or would that not look right?

    EDIT. Actually the more I look at it is fine the way it is.
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