Emilie Bier Do it Your Self

DIY Mini wooden Plant Stand, Anyone Can Build

What I love about this DIY-wood-plant-stand, that you can use it to grow in size, small items in a small space (such as herbs/spices in your apartment)!

If you went on vacation and haven’t keep up with my husband hodgepodge series, then you are in for a treat! I’ve got two gentleman (gentlepodgers should I say) give you the “man’s perspective” of Mod smorgasbord on a weekly basis.
Are you Walter Silva and David Cheney – both are unique, both are extremely talented! This week, Mod hodgepodge Walter with a mini-wooden-plant-stand.
What I like about this project is love, that you can use it to grow in size, small items in a small space (such as herbs/spices in your apartment), or you can make it larger to fill a larger space.
don't know How you, the Mod hodgepodge of command is Central, and so, this is the perfect size for me. Read more for Walter’s awesome tutorial.
DIY wooden Plant Stand

This is what you need to complete the project:

Mod-hodgepodge (Outdoors is recommended)
Scrapbook paper
wood cut according to the diagram the above picture (see notes below!)
5 – 6 “L” - brackets with screws
8 wood screws
tape measure
sanding block (100 grit)
Multi-surface or Outdoor acrylic paint


Jig saw
table saw

notes on wood: I bought two white kitchen drawer fronts from the section of IKEA in the size 6 1/4″W x 18″l drawer fronts-had a solid, baked-on finish. That’s how I decided this, my steps above.
SO – you’re going to need two pieces of 6 1/4″ x 18″ wood (you plywood) in addition to the pieces in the diagram, a photo. To paint IF you want to simply from plywood, you’ll to it with an outdoor-or multi-to-paint surface. That’s why I supplied the acrylic paint as optional in the list. Paint your plywood with a few coats and allow to dry.
of Course, if you happen to be, fronts of drawers or something similar, to use that you’d like, simply change your plant stand to fit the measurements, if necessary.

step One
Assemble your tools and cut the wood as listed above with a table saw. On the two larger pieces, cut them as a rectangle – you’re going to go with the jig saw in step two, to cut out the indents.
If you don’t have access to a table saw, a home improvement center to cut them for a small fee. Remember, always measure twice and cut once.
step Two
you’re going to go with the jig saw on the two larger pieces of wood. From the terminals of the sides and cut a section (5 1/2″ x 6 1/4″) with a jig saw. Repeat with the second piece of wood.
smooth Lightly sand everything you cut just around the edges. I have a 100-grit sanding block.
step Three
Pre-drill the holes for the support pieces. Select the drill bit that matches the screw size (
Then you drill the holes with a drill @ about 1″ from the top and another 1 ” on the 1. Bore. Is done this step!

step Four
Put the pieces of wood on scrapbook paper and trace. Cut out all your scrapbook paper – I even cut 3/4″ strips for the thickness of the veneer (cover)! I’ll let you decide whether you want to go that far.
Now you’re willing to cut your wood in the plant. I have to smooth a generous layer of Mod hodgepodge of wood and paper, and then a Mod hodgepodge Brayer the paper. Wipe off any excess Mod smorgasbord. Dry you’ and;ll wait to give it a top coat.
tip: I used the pen tip to puncture the paper where the were drilled holes before they dried to the paper.

step Five
For this step you want to screw the layout of parentheses all of the decoupaged pieces, 5 “L”, and screwdriver.
First of all, I have a dry, to make sure it all worked together, according to the decoupage. Then I got my wood to screws to fasten each side of the brackets.
A piece went across the front /bottom, and the other went on the back/above.

step Six
Attach the IKEA drawer fronts (or plywood, or whatever you are using) on the lowest level. Turn the plant over and place the three “L” brackets, one on each side (left & right) and one in the middle. Make pilot holes with your drill and screws in the “L” brackets.
Repeat this step for the top step. I only have two “L” brackets for the top step and it was stable enough.
tip: Use a small punch to make small circles from the paper you use to cover the base. Cut out the circles over the screw heads to cover them. Let dry.

step Seven
you Cover your entire investment, with a coat of Outdoor Mod-hodgepodge. Let it dry and then repeat. If you plan to put your plant to the water (as it could sit outside), then with a brush-on sealer in addition.
This DIY wooden plant stand, made for under $10.00 and often with recycled materials, laying around the house. I’m wondering what you make and how little you can, do it! Let me know in the commentsknow.br>

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