Homemade Plant Stands


Plant stands allow you to show off the beautiful houseplants and foliage around the home. The cost of manufactured plant stands becomes expensive as the quality improves and decor become more complex. Save on the cost of plant displays by creating your own homemade plant stands at a fraction of the cost of store-bought displays.

Step 1

Measure the spindle to the desired length and cut cleanly with the circular saw. Sand the wooden pieces smooth with sand paper. Dust off with a clean cloth to remove any debris. Feel the wood to find any rough spots or splinters and sand again, if needed. Dust off the wood particles.

Step 2

Stain, varnish, or paint the wooden spindle and disks to the desired shade and allow to dry. Apply a second coat, if desired until the intended color is reached.

Step 3

Spray the colored pieces of wood with polyurethane spray to protect the wood from water spills. Allow the wood to dry completely before continuing.

Step 4

Pre-drill a hole in the center of both wooden disks. Fasten one disk to the top of the spindle with a wood screw. Countersink the screw into the wood to form a smooth surface on which to set the plant pot.

Step 5

Attach the second disk to the bottom of the spindle to create the base of the plant stand. Countersink the wood screw so the plant stand sets firmly on the floor. Place the completed plant stand in the desired location and add the plant.

Things You'll Need

  • Wood spindle (2- to 4- feet long and 3 inches in diameter)
  • 2 wooden disks (6 inch diameter by 1/2 inch)
  • Stain, varnish or paint
  • Polyurethane spray
  • Wood screws
  • Drill
  • Sand paper
  • Clean cloth
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw


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JulieAnn is a freelance writer from Ohio. She has been writing poetry and short stories for 30 years. Recently JulieAnn has written a variety of e-books and numerous articles on gardening, small business, and farming. JulieAnn is currently enrolled at Kent State University completing her Bachelor's degree in English.