Making a plant stand is my way of coming up with a project that starts you using a welding table as a layout tool. With soapstone, basic squares, and a flat, square steel table, you’ll be able to create all kinds of projects. This is also a fun project to start using scrap metal. However, I won’t assume that you can find scrap metal, so you’ll cut out some pieces of 10-gauge steel using the torch or plasma cutter.
• 10-gauge steel
• -in square stock
• Hand tools
• A grinder
• A metal–inert gas (MIG) welder
1. The main trick to this project is to lay out two parallel lines on your welding table. ...