I’ve gotten really into indoor plants in the past year, but I’ve had a hard time finding space for all of them. Not just any space but space that gets good sun, but not too much sun.
Enter: the plant stand.
This is a super super easy DIY. If you’re new to DIY’ing and are scared to take on something big and not finish it, start with something small. Like this!
- Wood stain of your choice
- 12″ round panel
- 4 unfinished wooden furniture legs
- Wood Glue
- Drill & drill bit
- Tape measure
Step 1: Stain your round panel and legs. I always recommend letting your stain sit for at least 48 hours before you bring it into your house. If you bring it in before then your entire house is going to smell like stain.
Step 2: Use your tape measure to find the equal distance to place your legs. I marked each spot with a pencil.
Step 3: Attach a drill bit to your drill and then drill holes in the panel in each of the 4 spots you marked (the size drill bit you use will depend on how big the screw end of your furniture legs are).Be careful not to go too crazy and drill too far into the panel or all the way through the panel.
Step 4: Once you have your holes drilled you can fill each hole with wood glue and place a furniture leg in each hole. I recommend letting your wood glue set for a full 24 hours before you place a plant on it.
You could, of course, use something more fun or creative for the top panel. If you’re going for something a bit more mid-century modern you could swap out the tradition legs for the simpler smooth leg.
One of the things I love about DIY’ing is that you can really make exactly what you want, instead of hoping you’ll stumble upon what you want for a price you can afford.
You can make two or three of these plant stands for the cost it would be to buy one plant stand at the store.