This modern plant stand is simple to make and cost us less than $10. We are big fans of mid-century modern in our house. The only challenge we have with a lot of the really great furniture is the cost! We have been looking for a modern plant stand like this for a while, and while I found some pretty ones like this.
In hopes of saving $90 for this plant stand, I decided I would share with you a quick and simple tutorial for you to create one yourself. First off, the white pot. I found that at Homegoods for $20. I’m always on the hunt for modern white planters, so if you come across one, snag it up.
Now onto the planter. There are a number of different variations of this planter including:
- Wood Thickness
You will need to adjust these measurements according to your planter, but our planter is 9.5 inches wide.
For our planter we are building a simple version using a 1×2 piece of wood. Did you you know that 1 by 2’s are actually 1 inch by 1.5 inches?
- 4 – 12 inch
- 2 – 4 inches
- 1 – 9.5 inches
- Mider Saw – This is the one I use.
- 1.5 inch screws
The fist step is to create the cross piece that holds the planter. The easiest way is to mark the middle of the 9.5 inch piece and then with the screws, screw the 4 inch pieces to each side of the 9.5 inch piece. I suggest you screw the screws in diagonally. This will secure the cross in place. For those that don’t work with wood very often, it is helpful to drill a hole first in the wood using a drill bit about the same size or slightly smaller than your screw. This will ensure your wood doesn’t split when you screw your screws in. Once you have the cross done, then you attach the 12 inch pieces to the outside of the cross. Measure each piece and make sure you screw them all in at the same height. I like the idea of one side shorter than the other, so I didn’t secure the screws right in the middle of the 12 inches. You know we love color, and so we went ahead and painted ours with a fun spray paint. I’ll be honest with you, I’m not sure the coral is my favorite color, but its starting to grow on me. What color do you think we should paint it?