Y’all know that I have been going crazy buying plants this season. I’ve taken a special affection towards buying “sick” plants off the discount rack (watch me live shop one here!) However, even I had to admit that our front porch was starting to look like an unorganized hoard of miscellaneous pots. Around the same time, we were invited to participate in the 2×4 and More Challenge with Remodelaholic and so we decided that it was the perfect opportunity to build a 3 tiered plant stand for the front porch completely out of 2x4s!
2x4s get a bad rap but they are really an awesome building material. They are cheap and sturdy and can be great for builds big and small. The base of our dining room table and benches are 2 x 4s – they are really so versatile!
Each tier has two 2x4s as supports on either side as well as one in the middle (at the corner) for additional support.
We made all of the cuts with our miter saw.
We joined the boards two ways. All of the boards that touch horizontally, we used wood glue to adhere them and allowed that to dry overnight.
We used a drill and 2 1/2″ deck screws to screw all of the glued pieces together. It came together really quickly at this point!
We stained and sealed the whole thing with our go-to outdoor stain, Thompson’s Water Seal. This will help water that lands on the wood bead up and fall right off and keep the piece in better shape for longer.
It looks so good on our porch. I am obsessed with the vertical height that it adds! We have already gotten compliments from our neighbors, and I have awesome visions of decorating it for the holidays!
Here is a video of the whole process. Be sure to check it out and to click over and check out all of the other participants in the 2×4 and More Challenge!
Check out all of the other 2×4 and More Challenge posts here:
15 minute coffee table | The Ugly Duckling House
tiered corner plant stand | Charleston Crafted
single-board rolling bar cart | Woodshop Diaries
outdoor bench w/rope detail | At Charlotte’s House
wall planter and herb garden | Making Joy and Pretty Things
upholstered x-base bench | Frazzled Joy
jumbo tic tac toe | Ginger Snap Crafts
porch bench | Everyday Party Magazine
console table | Hertoolbelt
farmhouse patio table | North Country Nest
easy flower planters | Our House Now a Home
treadmill incline | Practical and Pretty
patio side table | Small Home Soul
Here are some of the supplies that we used for this project (affiliate links):
Be sure to check out all of the other 2×4 projects participating in the challenge!