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Outdoor Rolling Plant Stand

This outdoor rolling plant stand is perfect to store potted plants. It can be easily rolled outside to be rained on or inside to avoid the cold.

It’s springtime and we are bringing you an outdoor rolling plant stand for your porch! This plant stand is perfect for porches. It can be rolled out for a sprinkle of rain or rolled indoors in the cold winter nights. 

We have so many small potted plants from trying lots of propagation. This past winter, we were carrying things into the house one by one and it got to be annoying. We had an old bar cart there holding some stuff, but it was a jumbled mess that barely rolled.

So we designed this outdoor rolling plant stand to be the perfect solution for holding plants on our screened porch. It tucks nicely into the corner of our porch.

how to build and outdoor rolling plant stand - Charleston Crafted

Outdoor Rolling Plant Stand

The stand is tall and tiered, giving us multiple levels for plants. Plus, we added four wings to put some smaller pots or vine-y plants to drape down.

Check out our DIY deck rail planters for more outdoor planting!

Outdoor Rolling Plant Stand - Charleston Crafted

How to build an outdoor rolling plant stand

This rolling plant stand was built to withstand being outdoors. While it is not in directly impact from the elements, we will want to roll it out to get wet in the rain. Therefore, we built the frame with treated 2x2s and used cedar planks to create all the shelves.

We’ll give you a quick overview here for how to build this and what we used, but if you love this project, make sure you grab our printable PDF woodworking plans to build one yourself! These include our material list, cut list and step-by-step instructions!

Outdoor Rolling Plant Stand - Charleston Crafted

Step one: build frame

The first thing to do was build the frame of the plant stand. We made the entire frame out of a few 2×2 boards you can easily grab from the home improvement store.

First, we created the inner tower of the plant stand by attaching pieces to the top, bottom and center of each of the tall post pieces. This creates a tall rectangular form.

Then we built and attached four wings evenly spaced between the top/middle and middle/bottom on opposing sides of the frame. These were made by forming a rectangle by attaching two shorter pieces to the inside of two longer pieces. Then we attached them to the inside of the frame.

Outdoor Rolling Plant Stand - Charleston Crafted

Step two: add plank bases

We used the amazing cedar planks from CedarSafe. These are the same planks we used when we built our over the toilet storage for our bathroom.

CedarSafe planks are so easy to work with, all while looking and smelling great. CedarSafe planks naturally resist bugs, which is great since this is already outside.

We love the tung and groove design of CedarSafe’s planks, which was perfect to create a tight seal to form the shelves and wings.

We cut the planks to length to fit over the framed areas and simply nailed into the frame of the stand with a brad nailer. Our plans are designed to fit the size of the planks.

Outdoor rolling plant stand woodworking plans

We’ve got the full plans ready for you to download and build this outdoor rolling plant stand yourself. Our plans come with a full material list, cut list, and step-by-step instructions with computer model imagery to help you along the way.

The whole thing only requires a couple of 2x2s, a box of CedarSafe planks, and some casters. This project is simple to build and makes a huge impact. We’d love for you to build it and share with us your results!

Outdoor Rolling Plant Stand - Charleston Crafted

This post was sponsored by CedarSafe, an easy, DIY-friendly, green, 100% natural product that is made entirely in the USA. All opinions are our own and our opinion is that we love CedarSafe planks. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Charleston Crafted possible!

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Friday 30th of October 2020

How are the side shelves secured to the main frame? Looks like only one screw in each side. That would not support much weight would it?


Friday 30th of October 2020

No, not a ton of weight. But it works for only having small potted plants.

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