A wooden plant stand can retail for a lot of dollars if you buy it from specialty shops. However, if you make it yourself, you can save a lot of money and be stylish at the same time!
Learn how to create your own wooden plant stand without the use of nails and power tools. Now you can ride the minimalist trend while saving yourself a lot of money!
Grab your square dowel, your measuring tape, and your mini saw. You’re gonna measure and cut four pieces of twelve-inch rods, two pieces that are eight inches long, and four pieces that are three-point seventy-five inches long.
Once you’re done measuring and cutting, you should have with you ten individual square dowels of varying height. These are essential pieces that will bring your wooden plant stand to life to exude a beautiful, nordic accent to your space.
When you have all your individual dowels in different lengths, take one of the eight inches dowels and two of the 3.75 inches. Grab your wood glue and squirt an ample amount onto one side of your 3.75 sticks.
Spread the wood glue thinly and evenly. Make sure that you spread an ample amount of the wood glue, otherwise, it won’t work and you won’t have a sturdy wooden plant stand at the end of this tutorial.
Spreading your glue might be tricky because of its tacky consistency, but you can easily maneuver it by using a plastic knife. If you don’t have a plastic knife, any flat tool that has somewhat of a spatula shape can do.
After spreading your glue on one side of your 3.75-inch stick, press it down against one end of your eight-inch dowel. Make sure that you line it up at the end of the stick so that you have an even end with two sticks glued together.
Do the same thing for the other 3.75-inch dowel, but this time, press it at the opposite end of the 8-inch stick. You should have created a slot in the middle when you’ve done this successfully.
Make sure to press down firmly and let the glue dry completely.
Take the remaining eight-inch dowel and two short sticks, and repeat the process above. As mentioned previously, make sure that you press down the short sticks firmly against the 8-inch stick.
Let the glue dry completely before testing if it is sturdy enough. To test it when dry, try to pull the sticks apart and see if it moves.
If it does, that means it needs more time to dry. All you have to do is to press it firmly again and wait for a few hours before you test it again.
A sturdy and completely dry slot set would not move at all when you try to pull them apart.
Before moving forward to the next step, it is essential to test your slots from both sets if they fit together. Firstly, check if you have two identical sets with a slot in between each set.
Test if they’re a match by simply slotting them together and seeing if space between is wide enough. If you did steps two and three correctly, then you should have no problem with this step.
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It is now time to pay attention to your twelve-inch rods for your wooden plant stand! Grab two of twelve-inch sticks and one of your slot set.
Align your slot set against your long dowels and with your tape measure, measure out and mark where you want your actual base to be. The actual base refers to where your plant will be sitting.
This step should also be able to determine how long the leg of your wooden plant stand will be. Make sure that you leave an allowance above where you will be marking your plant base.
The allowance will serve as additional support for your plant pot. You don’t want to have your plant just sitting on top of a base with no frame support on the sides, because any outside factors could just knock your plant over and create a muddy mess in your home.
After you’ve marked where your base will sit and once you’ve determined how long your wooden plant stand legs are, it is time to glue the slot sets!
Spread wood glue on opposite ends of your slot sets, turn it upside down so that the slot is facing down, and firmly press the two twelve-inch dowels at your base mark from earlier.
Repeat this process with the other slot set but this time, glue them together with the slot facing up.
For the last step for your DIY wooden plant stand, place wood glue on one slot and slot your two separate pieces together. Press the slots together firmly and if the slot isn’t tight enough, add more glue to act as a filler, making the space between tight and more secure.
Once dried completely, finish off with a dark varnish, or sand any rough edges and paint over a very thin layer of clear varnish for a rustic and chic look.
After the varnish has dried, you can place your favorite potted plant and enjoy a minimalist accent to your lovely space!
Watch the full tutorial video on how to create your wooden plant stand by Dharshana’s Craftroom below:
We hope you enjoyed our DIY how-to on a wooden plant stand that is both trendy and chic! Place them outdoors or in your home for a gorgeous look.
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