Simple and Stylish: Creative Plant Stands from Upcycled Wood

Transforming scrap wood into beautiful and functional pieces for your home is not only environmentally friendly but also satisfying. One of the most versatile and straightforward projects you can undertake is creating plant stands. With just six pieces of wood, you can craft unique stands that effortlessly elevate your indoor or outdoor greenery.

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Crafting Chic Plant Stands from Scrap Wood

Inspired by my Aunt’s request for a plant shelf, I decided to explore different plant stand options using leftover materials I had lying around. These stands not only serve a practical purpose but also add character to any space. So, let’s dive into the process of creating these eye-catching plant stands.

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The 3-Legged Delight

To start, I recommend making the adorable and minimalist 3-legged plant stands. These stands are incredibly easy to create and require minimal effort. By cutting three 1-inch boards at a 30° angle, gluing, and nailing or screwing them together, you’ll have a sturdy base for your plants. The triangle in the middle adds a unique touch and provides excellent water drainage.

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You can add an extra layer of visual interest by cutting the legs at different heights, creating a captivating geometric display when arranging multiple stands.

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Versatility and Style

These scrap wood plant stands are designed to accommodate a variety of pot sizes. From a 12-inch hanging pot to larger square planters, these stands provide a stylish foundation for showcasing your favorite plants.

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Made from bits of framing lumber, these stands are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. While they can brave the summer months with ease, I recommend treating them to withstand Canadian winters. A touch of outdoor stain or deck stain will not only preserve their form but also add a sophisticated touch to your outdoor decor.

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Simple plant stands made from scrap wood

The Endless Possibilities

If you find joy in crafting and adore plant stands as much as I do, you’ll be delighted to explore other DIY plant stand options. From slatted plant stands for bay windows to tall planters and privacy planters, the choices are endless. Let your creativity flourish as you experiment with different designs and incorporate them into your home or garden.

Conclusion

Although I may not have the greenest thumb, I take immense pleasure in building plant stands that effortlessly enhance any space. By repurposing scrap wood, you can create unique and stylish stands that showcase your favorite green companions. Get your creative juices flowing, gather your materials, and embark on a plant stand adventure that will leave everyone in awe.

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