DIY Indoor Plant Stand-with Plans

DIY Indoor Plant Stand-with Plans

DIY Indoor Plant Stand-with Plans

Hey everyone, Susan here. Due to the overwhelming response to our two-hour project series, I'm back with another 2-hour build.

This plant stand is put together using pocket hole joinery, and if you have the lumber ready, you could make it in under 30 minutes (Yes, I tested it).

It is strong enough to hold almost any planter/pot.

DIY Indoor Plant Stand

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Plan for Making an Indoor Plant Stand

DIY Indoor Plant Stand Plan
DIY Indoor Plant Stand Plan

How to Build the Indoor Plant Stand

Note: 1 in. x 3 in. is the nominal size of the lumber used. Actual size of the lumber is ¾ in. x 2-½ in. and this size is referred to in the entire build.

Step 1: There are two types of pieces in the plan for this build: the leg pieces and the cross pieces. 

Vertical Piece Plan
Vertical Piece Plan
Cross Piece with Pockethole
Cross Piece with Pockethole

We made the leg pieces first. We took the ¾” x 2-½” lumber and made four 18” pieces from it and then made two pieces of 12” length for the cross pieces.

¾” x 2-½” Lumber Pieces
¾” x 2-½” Lumber Pieces
Cutting the ¾” x 2-½” Lumber Pieces as per plan to make legs and cross pieces
Cutting the ¾” x 2-½” Lumber Pieces as per plan to make legs and cross pieces
All pieces for the plant stand ready after cutting
All pieces for the plant stand ready after cutting

Step 2 : Then, we marked the locations for cutting the half-lap in the cross pieces (This is called a half-lap joint, by the way). Then marked the depth (3/8”) for cutting in both the cross pieces.

Cross Piece with Pockethole
Cross Piece with Pockethole
Marking the locations for half lap joint
Marking the locations for half lap joint

Step 3: Then used the circular saw and adjusted the depth to make the cut for the half-lap. We made multiple cuts inside the area to be removed and then used a chisel to take out the wood.

Cutting the half lap joint using circular saw
Cutting the half lap joint using circular saw
Making cuts in the cross piece using circular saw
Making cuts in the cross piece using circular saw
Chiseling the wood out after making multiple cuts
Chiseling the wood out after making multiple cuts

Step 4: After this, we had to drill the pocket-holes for a screw length of 1-¼" in both the pieces. Note that pocket-holes are made on the same side of the cut for one piece and the opposite side of the cut for the other crosspiece. The pocket-holes have to be made below the cross piece so that they are not visible.

Drilling pocket holes in the cross piece
Drilling pocket holes in the cross piece
Cross Pieces with pocket holes
Cross Pieces with pocket holes

Step 5: Next, we sanded all the pieces thoroughly before joining them together.

Sanding the pieces
Sanding the pieces

Step 6: Then, we used glue and pocket-hole screws to joint the crosspiece to the legs. The right-angle clamp by Kreg is really useful while doing pocket-hole operations.

Joining the pieces using pocket-hole screws
Joining the pieces using pocket-hole screws

Each crosspiece is joined to two leg pieces first, to make two sets.

Two sets before joining everything together
Two sets before joining everything together

And then, we applied glue in the lap joint part and fixed the two sets together. We used nails to hold the cross pieces together until the glue in the joint cured.

Nailing the cross pieces to hold them until the glue cures
Nailing the cross pieces to hold them until the glue cures
The completed DIY Three Legged Plant Stand
The completed DIY Three Legged Plant Stand
DIY Three Legged Plant Stand
The completed DIY Three Legged Plant Stand

Step 7: We finished it with Varathane Sun Bleached Wood Stain to achieve that rustic washed outlook for the stand.

Staining the plant stand
Staining the plant stand
Staining the plant stand
Staining the plant stand

We hope you liked this DIY Indoor plant stand! Happy DIYing! 

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DIY Indoor Plant Stand

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About V Susan

Hi! I'm Susan. I am passionate about DIY projects and dark chocolates! Welcome to Mellowpine. We play around with beginner woodworking projects, CNC for hobbyists, and general woodworking tips.

If you'd like to connect with me or talk about something you like at mellowpine, drop me a mail at susan@mellowpine.com

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V Susan

Hi! I'm Susan. I am passionate about DIY projects and dark chocolates! Welcome to Mellowpine. We play around with beginner woodworking projects, CNC for hobbyists, and general woodworking tips.

If you'd like to connect with me or talk about something you like at mellowpine, drop me a mail at susan@mellowpine.com

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