Plant Stand Designs for Woodworking Plans
I’ve always enjoyed growing houseplants. I don’t have a particularly green thumb, so I tend to stay with hardier plants that can withstand a month or two of neglect. But I’ve found the steady and quiet growth of houseplants to be supremely satisfying.
One ironic downside (for me, anyway) to growing houseplants is that they grow. And growing often means outgrowing existing pots and stands. Often, I split my overgrown plants into several smaller plants and start the growing process all over again. More plants mean I need more plant spaces.
One ideal solution to this is building a plant stand, which can be a rewarding and productive weekend woodworking project. Below are a few simple design ideas if you’re thinking about designing and building your own plant stand.
Plant Stand Types
Plant stands can be generally categorized into two types: single pot and multi-pot. Single-pot stands often ressemble small side tables (in fact, a small side table is a good candidate for a plant stand). Here are a few inspirational photos of single-pot wooden stands:
Multi-pot plant stands are also quite common (probably because of that whole growing and multiplying thing) and also lend themselves to creative designs. Here are a few multi-pot stands for your inspiration:
And here are a few out-there designs just for fun:
If you want to jump right into building, here are three woodworking plans currently available online:
- Free Woodworking Plans to Build an A-Frame Plant Stand by The Design Confidential
- Nine-Pot Plant Stand by American Woodworker
- 3-Tier outdoor plant stand by Paul Anderson (This plan works with IdeaRoom, providing interactive models.)
Plant stands are both functional and decorative additions to your home decor (or your exterior). Consider coming up with your own design (using inspiration above) for a one-of-a-kind project for your favorite green thumb.