Display your cupcakes in style with this DIY cupcake tier
WHAT YOU'LL NEED FOR THIS PROJECT
• Measure and mark four 8 ½ x 2-inch sections on the 1 x 2-inch x 8-foot common board.
• Measure and mark one inch from the bottom of the 8-inch side of each corbel.
• Insert one screw halfway into the 2 x 4-foot x ½-inch plywood six inches from each edge of the board.
• Wrap a five-inch string with one end tied around the screw head and the other end tied around and draw a 10-inch diameter circle.
• Repeat two more times (moving the center of the circle so that it is clear of the previous circle), lengthening the string to six inches and then seven inches.
Tip: Use a ball bearing drawing compass with a pencil to measure the circular cut marks.
• Using a circular saw and clamps, cut the common board along your marks. This will create four 8 ½ x 2-inch pieces.
• Use a jigsaw to cut each corbel and along the outlines of the circles. You should now have four 6 x 7-inch corbels, along with a 10-, 12- and 14-inch diameter circle.
• Use a sanding sponge to smooth any rough edges.
Paint or stain all cut pieces prior to assembly.
• Line up and use wood glue to attach two corbels back to back.
• Place a 8 ½ x 2-inch support board flat against the sides of the two secured corbels and aligned with the top edge of the widest end.
• Secure with brad nailer and nails.
• Repeat on opposite side of the corbel pair.
• Repeat above steps with remaining two corbels so that there are two corbel supports.
• Center one corbel support on its narrowest end onto the 14 inch plywood circle and attach using a drill and wood screws through the bottom of the circle.
• Repeat using the second corbel support and the 12-inch plywood circle.
Tip: Use a countersink bit to ensure that the screw head is flush with the plywood.
• Flip the 14-inch circle and its attached support so that the circle is on the table.
• Center the 12-inch circle and its attached support on top of the first layer and attach with the brad nailer and nails.
Center the 10-inch plywood circle on top of the structure and attach.
Tip: Patch holes left from brad nailer with optional wood filler and touch up paint or stain.