Make a Midcentury DIY Plant Stand

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The midcentury vibes from this DIY plant stand are so satisfying! If you’re a novice with woodworking projects, here’s the perfect project for you to start with.

DIY Midcentury Modern Plant Stand
DIY Midcentury Modern Plant Stand

This project has been on our to-do list forever. You know those projects? The ones that you mean to do but you just keep putting off for one reason or another?

I think I was scared that it would be too hard so I kept procrastinating.

But my super handy husband helped me figure out a way to make this midcentury DIY plant stand that’s so easy even a novice woodworker can tackle it.

And now I kind of want to make them for all of our indoor pots. What can I say? I’ve always been into too much of a good thing.

And by the way, this planter is perfect for one of the plants from our list of low-light houseplants!

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DIY Midcentury Modern Plant Stand

Plant Projects that Go Perfectly with a DIY midcentury plant Stand

We have a whole bunch of incredible plant ideas, tips, and tricks!

Trouble keeping indoor plants alive? Check out these twelve low light indoor plants you probably can’t kill. You might also want to read our best indoor plant tips with this post: How to Take Care of Indoor Plants.

And if you’re looking for another type of planter to create, try this DIY rolling plant stand!

DIY Midcentury Modern Plant Stand

Supplies You’ll Need

Make Time: 30 Minutes (Plus Drying Time)

Materials

  • 1″ dowel
  • 3/4″ dowel
  • 1/4″ wood pegs
  • wood glue
  • clamp
  • drill with 3/4″ bit and 1/4″ bit
  • miter saw
  • table saw

How to Make a DIY Midcentury Plant Stand

DIY midcentury modern plant stand

1. Cut your dowels to the appropriate length. The 1″ dowel will create the vertical bars, so cut four of them as tall as you would like. The ¾” dowel will create the crossbars underneath your pot. Cut two of these, each ½” longer than the width of your pot.

2. Decide where you would like your pot to sit on the vertical bars. Measure and mark the distance from the end of each bar and drill a ¾” hole on each section of vertical bar. This hole should only be drilled ⅛” into the dowel. Within this shallow hole, drill a ¼” hole another ¼” into the dowel.

3. Use a ¼” drill bit to drill a hole on either end of each crossbar.

4. Measure and mark the center point on both crossbars. Set your table saw to 3/8″ height. Using a table saw to notch out ¾” of wood (⅜” on either side of your center mark).

5. Apply a dab of wood glue to the holes in two vertical bars. Also apply wood glue to the holes on the ends of one crossbar and insert pegs into these holes. Then insert the crossbar into the holes in the two vertical bars, ensuring that the notch in the crossbar is oriented in the right direction.

6. Repeat step 5 with the remaining pieces. Make sure the notch in this crossbar corresponds to the other crossbar so that they will fit together.

7. Place a dab of wood glue into one of the crossbar notches and fit them together.

8. Place a clamp on the notches in the crossbars until the wood glue dries.

Add a Plant

After you’ve got your plant stand constructed, pot your plant! This post has some great tips and tricks for indoor plants to keep them healthy and happy.

The new DIY plant stand is just what I was envisioning!

I always feel so accomplished after a woodworking project – at the start they seem intimidating but broken down step by step, they’re totally achievable. Hope you try this one out! xoxo

DIY Midcentury Modern Plant Stand
DIY Midcentury Modern Plant Stand

DIY Plant Stand

Yield: DIY Plant Stand
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $40

The midcentury vibes from this DIY plant stand are so satisfying! If you're a novice with woodworking projects, here's the perfect project for you to start with.

Materials

  • 1" dowel
  • 3/4" dowel
  • 1/4" wood pegs
  • wood glue
  • clamp

Tools

  • miter saw
  • table saw
  • drill with 3/4" bit and 1/4" bit

Instructions

    1. Cut your dowels to the appropriate length. The 1" dowel will create the vertical bars, so cut four of them as tall as you would like. The ¾" dowel will create the crossbars underneath your pot. Cut two of these, each ½" longer than the width of your pot.
    2. Decide where you would like your pot to sit on the vertical bars. Measure and mark the distance from the end of each bar and drill a ¾" hole on each section of vertical bar. This hole should only be drilled ⅛" into the dowel. Within this shallow hole, drill a ¼" hole another ¼" into the dowel.
    3. Use a ¼" drill bit to drill a hole on either end of each crossbar.
    4. Measure and mark the center point on both crossbars. Set your table saw to 3/8" height. Using a table saw to notch out ¾" of wood (⅜" on either side of your center mark).
    5. Apply a dab of wood glue to the holes in two vertical bars. Also apply wood glue to the holes on the ends of one crossbar and insert pegs into these holes. Then insert the crossbar into the holes in the two vertical bars, ensuring that the notch in the crossbar is oriented in the right direction.
    6. Repeat step 5 with the remaining pieces. Make sure the notch in this crossbar corresponds to the other crossbar so that they will fit together.
    7. Place a dab of wood glue into one of the crossbar notches and fit them together.
    8. Place a clamp on the notches in the crossbars until the wood glue dries.

Notes

We have a whole bunch of incredible plant ideas, tips, and tricks!

Trouble keeping indoor plants alive? Check out these twelve low light indoor plants you probably can’t kill. You might also want to read our best indoor plant tips with this post: How to Take Care of Indoor Plants.

And if you're looking for another type of planter to create, try this DIY rolling plant stand!

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  1. Thank you so much for this post! I’ve been wanting a mid century modern desk top planter! What size pot did you use?

  2. Love this!! I’ve been looking for some simple DIY plant stands for our new apartment and this looks perfect!! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  6. What an amazing piece of work, glad to see it and i will try it today thanks for sharing this post.