Make this beautiful DIY wooden outdoor plant stand for multiple plants with just a few simple steps. This easy DIY will be the perfect place to set many of your houseplants outside for the warm summer months.
I love to bring my houseplants out in the summer and give them lots of light and warm air. However, I don't have enough room to put them all. Sometimes I'll place some on the front steps, but recently I came up with an idea to make an outdoor plant stand project that will hold multiple plants.
Currently, it's holding about ten potted plants which is pretty good. I could probably squeeze in a couple more.
Making an Indoor/Outdoor Plant Stand
It all started with this cedar lattice we found at Lowes. This piece measured about 6 feet tall and cost about $20. I thought about buying two of them to create an even bigger/taller plant stand but decided to stick with one.
First, cut the lattice in half. My husband used a jigsaw for this step.
Then we held the two halves together with the vertical boards facing out and attached two hinges on top.
Next, he cut out some of the vertical boards in two places to make a space to slide in the shelves.
The shelves were made from a 12 inch by 6-foot piece of pine also at Lowes for about $13.
This 6-foot board was cut into two pieces. One 2.5 feet and the other 3.5 feet.
Now we had a great outdoor plant stand for many of my plants.
Can You Use this Plant Stand Indoors?
Yes! There's no reason why you can't use this indoors too. That is if you have the room. Clean it up before bringing it inside. Make sure no cocoons or other bugs are attached. Then consider adding some felt feet to the bottom of the stand so that it doesn't scratch your floors.
Finishing and Protecting the Wood
To protect the wood and make the piece look uniform, I used a can of spray stain all over the stand. You could also paint it with a good indoor/outdoor spray paint.
It fits perfectly on our patio and it looks so good with all of my favorite plants.
You know what that means. More room for more plants!
More Easy DIY Plant Stands
How to Make an Outdoor Plant Stand for Multiple Plants
- Jig Saw
- Cedar lattice - 6 ft
- Pine Boards
- Cut the lattice in half with a jig saw.
- Attach two hinges to hold the two halves together with the vertical boards facing out.
- Cut out some of the vertical boards in two places to make a space to slide in the shelves.
- Cut the pine boards to 2.5 feet and the other 3.5 feet.
- Secure to the stand.
- Spray with stain.
Do you have a link for this 'lattice'? Lowes website doesn't show anything, and a Google search doesn't bring up anything even close to $20 - thanks!
Try this one. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Common-2-in-x-24-in-x-6-ft-Actual-1-375-in-x-24-in-x-6-ft-Cedartone-Pressure-Treated-Spruce-Pine-Fir-Decorative-Screen-Panel/1000957554
I love this Patti what a great idea. I'm heading to Lowes this weekend so will look for the materials as I have just the place for one of these plant stands
Thanks Sue. I hope you love it.
This project is great and so simple. I wanted to make one of these over the summer to use for storing terracotta pots and starting fall seeds. Maybe next summer because I've decided to skip fall gardening. Thanks for this idea, I pinned and plan to build later.
Thanks Carole. I know you will make something fabulous.