Encase your greenery in style by building a DIY wood plant stand that is perfect for your plant collection.
Are you looking for the perfect way to showcase your house plants indoors? Stop your search now and easily build your very own DIY wood plant stand! This wood project only takes a few hours and minimal materials to build. And once it's complete, you can add a charming rustic touch to any room in your home.
With easy to follow instructions, create levelled and sturdy wooden stands that look professional and add a modern boho accent to your decor. In this article, you'll learn what basic tools and materials you need, a detailed step-by-step tutorial to create your own simple plant stand, tips to customize it to fit your own home decor, and how to showcase it. So get your tools ready, and let's get crafty!
Supplies for DIY Wood Plant Stand
You can find most of these power tools and basic supplies at Home Depot, Lowe's or your local hardware store.
- Quartersawn white oak or use scrap wood left over
- Wood dowels
- Tape measure
- Kreg jig
- Drill bit - same size as the dowels
- 3" Oak dowel
- Chop saw
- Rapid Fuse glue
- Wood stain and protective coat, if desired
- 4 - 3" dowels that are 4" long
- 1" x 1" thick white oak cut to 9 ½" long and (2) 4 ¼"
- 4 - ½" dowel pegs that are 1" long
How to Make a DIY Wood Plant Stand
If you are looking for a modern plant stand with a little mid-century modern style, this simple project is for you!
Drill Into White Oak Ends
The first step after making the cuts on all your pieces of wood, is to use a drill to make a ½" deep hole in the center of each end of your 9 ½" long white oak piece. Then, do the same thing and drill a ½" hole into one end of each of the 4 ¼" pieces of white oak.
Add the 4 - ½" dowel pegs to the ends of each white oak piece that was drilled with a hole using the Rapid glue. Rapid glue can be used as a wood glue or for other materials too.
Make Holes With Kreg Jig
The next step is to create a pocket holes with your kreg jig on one end of each of the 4 ¼" pieces of oak. This will help to secure the two pieces of wood as they join together to make the base of the plant holder. Drill them directly into the center of the 9 ½" long piece of wood, one on each side, making an X shape. These will be the shelf supports for your simple wooden plant stand.
Mark and Drill Dowels
Now it is time to prepare the wood stand legs for your DIY project. The easiest way to do this is to measure 1 ½" from the bottom of your 3" dowel and mark where you need to drill for the dowel peg. Do this on all 4 of your 3" dowels. Make sure that your measurements are correct or your legs will be all different heights.
Then, use your drill to create the hole in each of the dowels for the peg to go in.
Glue Dowel Pegs
The last step for assembly of these unique plant stands is to attach the 3" dowel legs to the base of the plant stand. Use the Rapid glue to firmly secure the small dowel pegs one at a time on the ends of the white oak into the holes.
When your piece of furniture is finished and solid, feel free to add a wood finish or a pop of color. Using a paint color is a fun way to add accessories that match your decor. But a wood stain will look most natural and definitely adheres to the midcentury boho decor or farmhouse styles. When you are done painting or staining, the best thing is to apply a clear coat finish to protect the wood. Allow everything to dry before adding a potted plant.
See my post here for more information on finishing furniture.
Decorate with a DIY Wood Plant Stand
Indoor plant stands are perfect for showcasing beautiful plants while displaying natural wood features. It's a great way to bring nature indoors. And don't forget to add that perfect plant. I love real flowers, but I also love to use faux greenery indoors. Try using faux branches or stems or your favorite faux green plants.
Here are some of the best ways to use this plant stand in your home decor:
- Style your stand in an empty corner of your living room or a bedroom
- Use it on a bottom shelf of a bookcase or cabinet
- Style on an open shelf
- Put it in the perfect spot on your piano
- Center it as a focal point on a coffee table (see my fluted coffee table here) or side table
- Use as an outdoor plant stand on your front porch so it is away from harsh elements
When it comes to great DIY home projects, this wood plant stand is simple enough for anyone to make — all you need are a few necessary tools and supplies. The great thing about this stand is that it not only looks great, but it also serves as an effortless way to showcase your favorite plants, while adding a rustic charm to your home. With its sleek design and geometric lines, you can even customize it to match the existing décor in your home.
The potential that this project has to transform and upgrade a space makes it a project worth considering. With a little effort and creativity, you can give your home a unique and stylish look that will upgrade your decor and last season after season.
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