The Easiest DIY Plant Stand Plans


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February 9, 2023
Zoe Hunt

If you’re looking for a simple and modern DIY plant stand, you’re in the right place! In fact, we’re going to build three of different heights to get the tiered plant plant look. 

If you’re new to woodworking or DIY, this is a great starting project that requires minimal tools. 

DIY plant stands with modern geometric base

Alright, let’s start DIYing! 

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Cut your dowels according to the cut list below. This will result in three plant stands: 

  • (3) – 24” for tallest planter legs 
  • (3) – 20” for medium planter legs
  • (3) – 14” for shortest planter legs 
  • (6) – 5 7/16” 
  • (6) – 4 11/16”

The only cuts that change for the different sized planters are the planter legs. 

If cutting on the miter saw, check out this post about cutting small pieces of wood on the miter saw.

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Using the ¾” settings, drill (1) pocket hole on each end of the 5 7/16” and 4 11/16” pieces. 

dowels cut and laid out according to size showing pocket hole placement

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Using glue and a 1.25” Kreg screw, attach the 4 11/16” piece to the center of the 5 7/16” piece. The smaller piece should be approximately 2 ⅜” from either end of the 5 7/16” piece. 

drilling small dowels together with pocket holes


Using glue and 1.25” Kreg screws, attach a leg to each side of the middle pieces. Each planter will have (2) middle pieces that you assembled in step 3. 

The upper middle piece will be 4.25” from the top. The lower middle piece will be 3.75” from the bottom of the legs. 

DIY plant stand after attaching two legs

When attaching the second leg, it can be really helpful to have a right angle driver. We didn’t and it definitely took some time to try to get the right angle with the drill. With a right angle driver, you should be able to fit between the legs to make getting the right angle much easier!


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For these plant stands, we painted the bases with Anvil Gray. The pots were painted with Classic White and Misty Gray

make these plant stands text with arrow pointing to modern set of three tiered plant stands

There you have it! I told you these were easy DIY plant stands. I mean the hardest part is getting the drill at the right angle to attach the legs! 

If you are planning to use these planters indoors, you can add a tray underneath the pots or you can fill the holes at the bottom with caulk to prevent excess water from leaking out. 

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