DIY Wood Plant Stand

In this post, you’ll learn how to build this DIY wood plant stand, inspired by a vintage plant stand.

If you’ve been following us for more than a day, you’ve probably realized we love our plants! 😉 Years ago, I would have never thought I’d say that! I could not keep plants alive for anything…I didn’t give up trying though, and slowly my green thumb developed! Now I’ve got so many house plants that I’ve put myself on a plant buying ban. I mean, unless it’s a super cool plant at really great price…then it’d be silly not to get it!

I recently noticed that both my mom and younger sister had very similar plant stands. I felt left out not having a plant stand that looked like theirs, so I decided we needed to make one! Both of theirs are vintage ones, but it seemed like a simple enough design to replicate, and I was able to modify our design a bit so that this simple DIY wood plant stand could be used two ways. You can keep both wood rounds in, and display two plants, or remove a round and just use it for one plant.

fireplace with wood mantle with wood plant stand next to it
white planter with green plant in it on wood plant stand

What you need:

  • wood (we used butternut)
  • table saw
  • mitre saw
  • drill with: 5/16 brad point drill bit, 3/16 drill bit, countersink bit
  • screws
  • dowel pins
  • clamps
  • stationary belt/disc sander
  • sand paper
  • wood glue
  • clear polyurethane finish

You can follow along with the video below to see how to make it:

diy wood plant stand with plant on it next to watering can
wood plant stand by rug with other plants around it

If you’re looking for more ways to display your plants you can check out our other plant stands here!


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