DIY Tiered Plant Stand


This DIY step by step DIY project is about how to build a tiered plant stand plans. If you want to learn more about building beautiful ladder-shaped plant stand, pay attention to the detailed instructions shown in this tutorial. This project is ideal for any garden, especially if you have a lot of flower pots.  If you like my project, why not take a shot and built it?

DIY Tiered Plant Stand


Step 1:



  • A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 57 1/2″ long LEGS
  • B – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 24″ long, 2 pieces – 32″ long, 2 pieces – 22″ long, 2 pieces – 10″ long SUPPORTS
  • C – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 24″ long, 2 pieces – 27″ long SHELVES
  • 2 1/2″ screws, 1 1/4″ screws
  • glue, stain
  • Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw, pocket hole jig
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

Step 2:

The first step of the project is to build the legs for the outdoor plant stand. As you can easily notice in the design, we recommend you to cut both ends of the front legs at 60 degrees. Smooth the cut edges with 150-grit sandpaper.


Step 3:

Next, you need to fit the supports for the shelves. As you can easily notice in design, we recommend you to leave 1 1/2″ from the back edge to the supports. Make sure the supports are horizontal and secure them to the legs using 2 1/2″ screws, after drilling pilot holes.


Step 4:

Next, you need to lock the two sides of the plant stand together by attaching the back supports into place. Drill pilot holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the structure using 2 1/2″ screws.


Step 5:

Fit the 1×6 slats to the frame of the plant stand, in order to make the shelves. Align the slats with attention, making sure you create even gaps. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ galvanized screws to secure the slats into place.


Step 6:

After assembling the plant stand, the structure should look similar to the one in the diagram. The wooden tiered plant stand might not look as much, but it is very useful, sturdy and durable. See in the tutorial below how to build an outdoor plant stand.


Step 7:

First of all, I built the legs for the tiered plant stand. After laying them on a level surface, I used two straight slats to align them accurately. This step is essential as otherwise, the legs won’t be plumb.


Step 8:

You can cut the supports for the shelves out of 2×4 slats. You have to make some quick decorative cuts at one end of the supports to add character to my backyard project.


Step 9:

Before attaching the horizontal supports to the legs, it is essential to add glue to the joints. In this manner, the rigidity of the frame will be enhanced.


Step 10:

Use a scrap piece of lumber as a spacer. Place the woodblock to the back of the support, as in the image. Align the edges with a lot of attention and attach the supports to the legs.


Step 11:

Drill pilot holes through the supports and insert 2 1/2″ galvanized screws to lock them together tightly.


Step 12:

Next, I attached the bottom support to the legs. Make sure you take accurate measurements, otherwise the shelves won’t be perfectly horizontal.


Step 13:

After fitting the middle support, the side of the planter stand should look similar to the one in the image. Make sure there are no gaps between the components and insert the head screws to be flush with the surface.


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