I have some gorgeous DIY indoor plant stand plans to share today! I built this wooden plant stand out of scrap wood, and it’s an easy woodworking project you can replicate today. Learn how to create more room for plants!
DIY indoor plant stand plans—tiered stand with plenty of room!
It’s a DIY! I know! I haven’t done a DIY or build in a while. You know, I wish I had more time for them. But with work, family, and life stuff, I haven’t had much time for working in the garage. Well, I’m starting a new job and taking some time off—so I am taking advantage of the time to get some builds done!
For the first build, I decided to look at what I had in my garage and go from there. Plus, it’s fall…and with more stuff coming into the garage for the colder season, I decided to do a bit of cleanup. And what did I come up with? An indoor two-tiered plant stand!
Have a look—I’m really pleased with how it turned out! Lots of room for plants, but still quite narrow and chic looking.
Here’s what I used:
- 1″ x 2″ lumber and 1″ x 3″ lumber
- 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws
- Kreg Jig 720
- Miter saw
- Electric drill
- Nail gun
- Wood filler
- Finish (I used latex paint)
- Safety gear
And here’s how I built my DIY indoor plant stand!
Step 1: Cut pieces for the main frame
Since I was working with scrapwood, I decided on my measurements based on what I had. However, I am really happy with the size of the finished product. So I would recommend using these measurements if you like the look of this finished product:
- A: (4) legs, 1″ x 2″ x 26″ (actual: 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 27″)
- B: (4) front/back supports, 1″ x 2″ x 25″ (actual: 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 25″)
- C: (4) side supports, 1″ x 2″ x 8″ (actual: 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 8″)
- D: (13) bottom slats, 1″ x 2″ x 9 1/2″ (actual: 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 9 1/2″)
- E: (2) bottom slats, 1″ x 2″ x 8″ (actual: 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 8″)
- F: (10) top slats, 1″ x 3″ x 9 1/2″ (actual: 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ x 9 1/2″)
For more DIY plant content, check out my tall tiered DIY plant stand with room for hanging plants, my simple hairpin leg plant stand, and my modern plywood planter!
Step 2: Assemble the sides
First I assembled each of the two sides. Each side uses 2 of the A pieces (legs) and 2 of the C pieces. The bottom C piece is 5 inches from the bottom of the legs.
I used pocket holes to join the C pieces to the legs. My KregJig 720 helped me drill these pocket holes super easily. And then I used 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws to join everything together.
Step 3: Attach sides with the four stretchers
Once I had the two sides constructed, I grabbed my four B pieces. Two of them go on the top and two go on the bottom in line with the C pieces. I also used pocket holes to attach these pieces as you can see below.
Step 4: Attach slats on top and bottom shelves
Now for the hard part. Well, at least for me. Making all of these precision cuts was a bit time-consuming and boring, but it was a GREAT use for all of the shorter scrap pieces! I cut them all and attached them using a nail gun.
I ran out of 1″ x 2″ pieces to use for the slats, so I pulled a few pieces of 1″ x 3″ from the scrap pile and cut those for the top shelf. It actually ended up looking really cool having slightly different widths!
Step 5: Paint and finish
Although it looked pretty cool with white on the base/bottom shelf and unfinished wood tones on the top, I really wanted to make this look like one uniform piece. I used wood filler to fill the holes. And in the spirit of using what I had, I used some leftover latex paint from my stash.
The color I settled on is Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray, which is the paint I have on most of the walls in my home. And it is a great neutral color for the DIY indoor plant stand! Check out the finished product below—