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Pottery Barn is certainly one of our favorite stores.

Whenever we need a little inspiration it’s our go to store.

It seems to me that there’s something for every style.

Whether your style is farmhouse, coastal, industrial, cottage core, modern or boho, there’s something there for you.

A few weeks ago we stopped by for a little inspiration for our Easter tablescape and one of our favorite finds was the Brooks cross bar hurricane.

After checking the price we knew it would be a perfect Pottery Barn dupe!

Our inspiration hurrican from Pottery Barn. Glass hurrican on a black cross bar stand.

While the Pottery Barn hurricane is a little taller than ours and the color is darker, I feel we got a pretty good dupe!

And our cross bar hurricane only cost us $8.

Certainly we love the challenge of finding a piece of home decor from Pottery Barn and finding some way to dupe it.

One of our favorite dupes to date has been the textured vase, the plaster pot, textured vase with paint and a DIY Pedestal bowl.

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Pottery Barn Hurricane Dupe Supplies:

Supplies needed for Pottery Barn dupe, glass hurrican, square wood dowel, framing square, speed square, tape measure and pencil.

This is what you’ll need to create this Pottery Barn dupe:

Tools we used:

Determine Cross Bar Size

Woman's holding a tape measure across the diameter of the glass hurricane.

The first step in creating the Pottery Barn dupe, is to measure the diameter of the glass cylinder.

Our cylinder was slightly larger than 6″, so we determined to cut our cross bar pieces to 6 1/2″ in length.

That will leave about a 1/4″ allowance between the cross bar piece and the cylinder.

Cut Square Dowels

Woman wearing safety goggles and holding a push tool for saw in workshop.

When making any cuts with a power saw, be sure to wear safety goggles and use a push stick for small pieces.

Always be safe when working with power tools!

Woman's hands holding 2 wood dowel pieces at the table saw.

For each Pottery Barn cross bar dupe, we cut the following pieces of 3/4″ square dowel:

  • 2 6 1/2″ square dowel
  • 4 1 1/2″ square dowel

Then to ensure that all the pieces are the exact size, set up the fence on the table saw.

First we cut the 6 1/2″ pieces, then 1 1/2″ pieces.

Make sure you use a push tool for the small 1 1/2″ pieces.

You don’t want to loose any fingers!

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Cut pieces of a pine square dowel for Pottery Barn dupe

So for each cross bar hurricane you’ll have 2 6 1/2″ pieces and 4 1 1/2″ pieces.

Piece of square wood dowel with cut marks marked with a pencil.

To create interlocking pieces, we marked the center of the 6 1/2″ dowel and then measured 3/8″ out on each side.

This will create an 3/4″ wide notch in the center of each 6 1/2″square dowel that is 3/8″ deep.

Woman's hand holding square wood dowel, making cuts on table saw for Pottery Barn dupe.

Before you start making the cuts for the notched area, set the depth of the blade to 3/8″

Then make a cut on each side of the area to be removed.

Woman's hand holding square wood dowel, making cuts on table saw for Pottery Barn dupe.

Next continue to make cuts in between the first 2 cuts to remove the remainder of the wood for the notch.

2 square wood dowels with a notch cut out in the center.

It should look something like this.

If making the notch looks too intimidating, then skip this step.

Cut 2 2 7/8″ pieces and glue them at the center of the 6 1/2″ piece forming the cross section.

Assemble Cross Bar

Womans hands sanding a piece of the square wood dowel.

Before assembling the cross bar pieces for this Pottery Barn dupe, sand off any rough edges with a piece of sandpaper.

Woman's hand holding wood glue with notched square wood dowel and painters tape.

While you can attach the dowel pieces with brads, we just used wood glue.

First place a little glue in the notched area and place the 2 interlocking pieces together.

Then place a piece of tape over the cross area while the glue dries.

Woman's hand applying wood glue to a piece of the square wood dowel for Pottery Barn dupe.

Finally attach the 1 1/2″ pieces to the end of each cross bar with wood glue.

Again, place a piece of tape around the dowel and allow to dry.

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Apply Finish

Woman's hands applying stain to the cross bar piece .

You can choose to finish your cross bar pieces any way you’d like.

I wanted a more natural look, so I opted to stain mine using an oil-based stain.

However it you decide to use a water based stain, checkout our pro tips for applying a water based stain.

But it can also easily be painted.

Add Candle and Enjoy!

Woman's hand with a lighter, lighting candle in the Pottery Barn dupe cross bar hurricane.
Pottery Barn dupe, lit candle in a glass hurricane on a wood stand setting on an Easter decorated table.

Personally, I think this cross bar hurricane adds the perfect touch to my Easter table.

Candles always add that ambiance that every dinner party needs.

And I think it compliments our faux chocolate bunny napkin rings.

Pottery Barn dupe, lit candle in a glass hurricane on a wood stand.

Not only does it look fantastic on the dining table, but it would also look great on the mantel.

Pottery Barn dupe, lit candle in a glass hurricane on a wood stand setting on an Easter decorated table.

In fact, it adds just a bit of rustic charm to any space in your home.

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We hope you found a little inspiration here today.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Cheryl B

    I actually like YOUR version better than the Pottery Barn one!!

    1. Michelle Dickson

      Thank you Cheryl.. you’re so kind! We’ve got a few more Pottery Barn dupes up our sleeves that we will be sharing soon. Subscribe to our free newsletter so you don’t miss anything.

  2. Melody Williams

    Love your pottery barn knock off candle holder. Wondering what the seeds are in the glass ?

    1. Michelle Dickson

      Thank you Melody. I was looking for something natural looking and decided to use wheat.

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