DIY Home Projects

DIY Mid-Century Plant Stand

Aug 8, 2017

This is your solution to the perfect plant storage idea yet! This DIY Mid-Century plant stand project is easy & affordable, and it doesn’t require any fancy tools or previous knowledge of woodwork.



-Measurements will not be universal for this project since it depends on your pot size-


Begin with the longest measurement which will be your 4 leg posts. Customize to your desired height and make your cuts.

I used two 3-foot planks, I measured each leg to 13 inches.

The cross planks will both be the same size and they will depend on the width of your pot. Add a couple centimeters, you don’t want your pot to be snug.

My cross planks were 10 inches each.

Find the middle of the two cross planks and measure out 1.5 inches. It is VERY important to find the exact middle of both cross planks for your stand to work properly.

Using your table saw, carefully cut the center block out, use the chisel to touch up.

When all your cuts are made, it’s time to assemble your plant stand.

Before nailing apply a small drop of glue for extra support. With your block cut pointing upwards, nail the cross plank and one of your legs together. I nailed about 4 inches down the leg.

Repeat with the other leg, to make a -H- shape.

Now for the second set of legs, all will be the same EXCEPT, turn the block cut out upside down.

When both of the sets are ready; connect them together to assemble your stand. The cut-out blocks should fit nicely together.

The final step is to stain the wood.

For this rustic look, skip the staining and use a torch and sand down afterwords







Plant your greens and watch it grow.



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  1. Emy

    August 17, 2017 at 8:00 am

    This is such a cool project! Pinning for later!

  2. Heather

    August 24, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    I love this! And you give such clear instructions. Thanks for sharing!!

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