We built this slatted plant stand to sit just below window height to hold small, potted plants. This slatted plant stand is easy and effective for indoors!
We constructed this slatted plant stand to hold a few potted plants under a window. This slatted plant stand is easy and effective for indoor plants.
We built the entire thing with scrap wood for my mother-in-law who had lots of plants on their window sills. This slatted plant stand solution allows for beautiful display!
Slatted Plant Stand
This project was made entirely from scrap boards. If you don’t have a scrap wood hoard pile like me, you might have to buy the boards, but it’s still not much wood.
If you want to get the full material list, cut list and step-by-step instructions, grab our downloadable PDF instructions here!
What you need:
- 4 feet of 2×4
- 4 feet of 1×4 for slats
- 3 feet of 1×4 for supports
Step one: Make the Supports
I started by cutting a 2×4 into two 24″ pieces and then cutting those in half on the table saw to serve as legs.
Next I started working on some 1x4s. I first cut four 1″ wide by 36″ long pieces, then four 1″ wide by 9″ long pieces to serve as supports.
Step two: Make the Slats
Then I cut down my slats. I cut 24 slats 12″ long by 2″ wide. You could use any 3/4″ thick wood you have lying around.
I stained all of the slats with Rust-Oleum Varathane’s Bleached Blue stain. I absolutely love this line of blue stains. The blue pulls out the grain in the wood and adds color while allowing the wood to still stand out.
Pairing this with the Varathane Early American dark brown color on the legs and support make everything pop. These were the same colors I used for our DIY wooden name puzzle for Luke and they turned out great there too.
Read our full review of Early American wood stain by Varathane!
Step three: Construct Base
Using a 2×4 to set the height, I used a brad nailer to attach the 36″ support to the bottom of two legs and did the same on the other two. I then set the 9″ support on top of those on the inside of the legs to attach the two sides together.
Then I repeated on the top of the legs with the other supports to make the stand.
Step four: Nail Slats
Next I nailed the slats into place evenly spaced across the bottom, then repeated on the top level.
Step five: load with plants
This slatted plant stand turned out amazing. It’s a great indoor plant stand for multiple plants.
I love the look and functionality of it. The contrasting stain colors really showcase the features of the stand.
This slatted plant stand is super easy to recreate using our downloadable woodworking plans and could be built with scrap would or a few pieces from the store.
Love this project? Here are some other DIY plant holders:
- Scallop planter from pallet wood
- 3 Tiered corner plant stand
- Peacock chair to a plant basket
- Foot stool to a herringbone plant stand
- Elevated wood plant stand
- Slatted plant stand
- Wood house planter
Click here to see all of our favorite DIY plant stand ideas.
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Hey there, I’m Sean, the woodworking enthusiast and builder behind CharlestonCrafted.com! Since 2012, I’ve been sharing the magic of turning raw materials into beautiful creations. I love teaching others the art and satisfaction of woodworking and DIY. I try to inspire fellow crafters to make something extraordinary out of nothing at all.