This DIY redwood plant stand is a quick beginner building project that will give your porch some mid century modern flare. The minimalist look adds height to your plants without robbing them of space to bloom. Adjust the middle piece to fit any size pot. Display alone or in pairs on either side of your front door. You can use it indoors or out. What do you think? Are your wheels turning?
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If you’ve been following me for any length of time you know that I’m a fan of easy, scrap wood projects. This little DIY redwood plant stand was my attempt to use up my scraps left from the other planter I built last summer.
I would never want redwood to go to waste. It’s not only beautiful, but durable, and looks so good raw. I chose not to paint or use any finish on this because of its natural beauty, already treated to withstand the outdoors.
The one drawback of any treated wood is cost. If I’m making something that doesn’t require long pieces, I like to get redwood deck balusters. They’re $2-$3 for a 3-foot piece, which is cheaper than getting long 2×2 treated boards.
Easy Peasy DIY Redwood Plant Stand
Below are the measurements of the stand I built, which holds a 14 1/2″ tall pot, 12″ in diameter. But, to make this tutorial custom to your flower pot, I will also explain how to make one to fit your own.
|2 x 2 redwood deck balusters– Cuts for mine were (4) @ 14 1/2″ , (1) @ 14″, and (2) at 6- 1/4″. See ahead to cut to fit your own flower pot.
Kreg Jig w/2- 1/2″ pocket screws
Begin measuring the height and diameter of your planter. Mine was 14 1/2″ tall and 12″ in diameter. Using a saw cut the boards the same height as your flower pot. To increase accuracy (and save time!) cut all 4 at the same time.
For the crosspiece, I went 2″ longer than the diameter of my pot. My planter was 12″, so I went with a 14″ piece. In hindsight, I wish I’d gone shorter so the wood would have been more snug on the sides. Maybe I’ll get a bigger pot next summer :). I suggest the cuts below to make it fit your flower pot.
Using a kreg jig , drill pocket holes on the three shorter pieces, as seen below. All 3 will have pocket holes on both ends.
Make an “X” by attaching the two shorter pieces to the long piece. Be sure and mark the center first. Then use wood glue and drill in pocket screws to secure the pieces.
Now it’s just a matter of attaching the vertical pieces. Be sure and mark your place first. I placed mine 10″ from the end. I used my handy (and rusty) square tool to mark the spot on the vertical pieces to make sure the middle piece didn’t end up lop sided.
Be sure to decide which way you will want the piece to stand (long pieces up or down) and make sure your pocket holes face the ground.
There’s no need to paint or stain unless you want to. What do you think? This little stand is so versatile! You can vary the width, height and make a bunch of them as gifts! (or keep them to yourself and put them all over your house).
I really like how it ties in with my other plant stand
What do you think? Do you have a place for yours? Where will it be? Tell me in the comments!
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Novice woodworker and serial Popcorn eater, Janice Thomas writes detailed tutorials that motivate others to “dare to try”. Originally from Puerto Rico, Janice is fluent in Spanish and dreams of owning a beach house on the island someday! Janice currently lives in Utah with her husband and children, where she works as a university professor.