How to Make Your Own Tiered Plant Stands


Tiered plant stands are both decorative and functional because they allow you to display several tall or cascading plants in one spot. This creative way of adding plenty of greenery to a particular spot also creates visual interest at different eye levels. These plant stands can be made from a variety of material, but wood is generally used as it is easy to work with, even for a novice gardener. Build an inexpensive tiered plant stand over a weekend and display it in a strategic place.

How to Make Your Own Tiered Plant Stands

Step 1

Select the spot where you want to display the plant stand so you can determine its height and width. Also decide how many tiers you want to work with. Purchase all the supplies from a hardware or home department store. You can use wooden boards or plywood for the shelves, or incorporate glass surrounded by wood or metal.

Step 2

Place the wooden board in front of you and outline a circle with a 15-inch diameter on it. Use a handsaw to carefully cut around the line so you can separate this base piece for the tiered plant stand.

Step 3

Measure and mark the center of the base piece with a piece of tape, and drill a hole over the mark. Sand the base piece and the center hole to smooth out all rough edges, and thread a spindle through the hole tightly. Check to make sure it is secure and holds the base properly.

Step 4

Measure and mark two more circles on the remaining wooden board, measuring 10 inches and 8 inches in diameter respectively. Include a handle on each circle, measuring 2 ½ inches long and equally wide. These handles will help lift the stand easily. Cut over the marks carefully with a handsaw, and set these two shelves for the tiered plant stand aside. Measure and mark the centers of both the shelves with tape and drill a hole over each mark. Also drill a hole in a corner of each handle that is close to each shelf.

Step 5

Use wood screws to secure a threaded wood shaft into the top edge of the holder. Carefully slide both shelves over this threaded piece. Hold a spindle just above the shaft and screw it into place securely.

Step 6

Apply a coat of plain or colored paint to your completed tiered plant stand to protect it from natural elements. Allow it to dry overnight before placing your pots on them.

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring tape
  • Wooden board
  • Pencil
  • Handsaw
  • Tape
  • Drilling machine
  • Sandpaper
  • Threaded spindles
  • Threaded shafts
  • Galvanized wood screws
  • Paint


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