DIY Plant Stand in 10 Easy Steps: How to Make a Wooden Plant Stand
- 4.5cm x 4.5cm x 1.60m Batten
- 2.5cm x 36cm Dowel
- 25 mm Flat Wood Bit
- 25 mm PVC Cross Fitting
- Wood glue
- Multi-purpose Glue
- Golden Spray Paint
- Power Screwdriver
- Sanding Machine or Sandpaper
Have you seen this mid-modern century wooden plant stand that became super trendy on Pinterest? It looks super expensive and minimalist and goes well with any type of decor. But the best thing about it is that it's SUPER EASY to make. You're going to need some specific tools but it's worth it. It looks amazing with a pot that is the same size from top to bottom, unfortunately, I didn't have one, but you get the idea. So, let's DIY a pot plant stand.
Step 1: Cut the batten wood for the plant stand
Using the saw you have, cut the batten into 4 parts of 40cm each. I've used a table saw to make sure the cuts are clean and straight.
Step 2: Cut the dowel for the support of the plant pot
Also, cut the dowel into 4 pieces of 9cm each. If you're using a vase that is larger than 20 cm you can adapt these measurements.
Step 3: Measure the height you'll place the planter
For this project, I opted for placing the planter 15 cm above the ground. So mark on all of the battens this height.
Step 4: Mark the middle of the wood
On the line you've drawn before, mark the middle of the batten, in this case, it's going to be at 2.25cm.
Step 5: Drill the holes you'll ad the dowels
Using the power screwdriver with the flat wood bit, make a hole on the mark you've done on the previous step. Make sure you don't go all the way through the wood. If you want to have better control, put some tape on the flat wood bit to mark the depth of the hole (which should be around half of the batten thickness).
Step 6: Sand the wood to have well-finished pot stand
You can use a sanding machine or sand it by hand but don't worry too much about it because these wood battens and dowels are usually already sanded. Just give it a quick sand to make it smoother.
Step 7: Glue the dowels inside the battens holes
Insert some wood glue inside the holes you've pierced and then add the dowels. If you have some difficulty adding the dowels, you can hammer it gently until they are inside the holes. Let it dry for at least 8 hours.
Step 8: Paint the PVC cross fitting
While the glue dries, paint the PVC cross fitting that you'll be the middle of your plant stand. Let it dry for at least 2 hours.
Step 9: Assemble the pot plant stand
Assemble all the pieces inserting the dowels inside the PVC cross fitting with the multipurpose glue.
Step 10: Add your plant pot to the vase stand
If you want, you can paint it or varnish the wood so it resists to weather. It might look fragile but I promise you this wooden plant stand is really strong so you can put a heavy vase on it.