You won’t believe what I made this tiered stand from—a table lamp thing! I mean it was a table that had a lamp made into it.
There it is—on the left. It was a free table from my friend.
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I began by removing the rod then cutting the extra large spindle on my compound miter saw. I used the gauge to find out what size bit I should use to drill the cake pans to allow the rod to fit snuggly.
My friend Angie from Knick of Time did a Pie Plate Pedestal Stand tutorial recently on MRL, and she mentioned using a plastic lid to find the center of the tin. Thanks Angie! That really helped a lot!
I needed a wooden base for the tiered stand to rest on. I grabbed a scrap piece of 1×6 and marked it to find the center.
I drilled a hole in 4 tins of varying sizes, then did a dry fit by threading the rod back through all of the pieces. I used an odd chair part to cap off the top of the large tiered stand. I used the original nut on the end of the rod at the base.
I really liked the extra large platter to use on the bottom.
Another friend of MRL, Joan from Scavenger Chic painted some plastic chargers, so I thought that might be a good way to make all of these tins match. I used some Heirloom Traditions Black Bean to paint all the tins.
After brushing on the paint, I decided to make them more mottled using a cheap chip brush.
After the paint dried, I used some Heirloom Traditions gray wax (Barn Wood) over the painted tins. I applied the wax with a chip brush, and buffed a little after the wax set up a little.
I painted the spindle pieces with Buttermilk (Heirloom Traditions) as well as the bottom of the wooden base.
I used Gorilla Glue Construction Adhesive to secure all the tins to the wooden parts.
I used the Gorilla Glue on each of the spindle pieces as well.
Using the construction adhesive really makes the tiered stand very secure since it’s so gynormous!
I LOVE it! I’ve been wanting to make a tiered stand forever. I actually bought some cake pans and an old tiered table last Summer, but I ran into some snags with it, and never finished it. I think I’m motivated to give it another go now that I know the construction adhesive helps hold everything together so well.
This large tiered stand is perfect to keep a coffee station organized.
It towers over my small Keurig.
What would you use this extra large tiered stand for?