Workshop
Start a discussion

The Bunnings Workshop community can help with your home improvement projects.

How to build a tiered plant stand

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Difficulty: Beginner

Save space by displaying your potted plants using this easy-to-build tiered plant stand.

 

The simple design makes it a fantastic project to build over a weekend. It requires minimal tools and woodworking experience.

 

This project is inspired by the popular garden planter stand by Bunnings Workshop member @JI. Many thanks again for sharing your wonderful project with us.

Steps

Step 1

Take your treated Pine sleepers and cut four lengths of 600mm and two lengths of 400mm using your circular saw. You will use these for the sides of the stand.

 

If you don’t have a circular saw you might like to take advantage of the timber cutting service at a Bunnings Warehouse.

 

1.1 Cut four lengths at 600mm.jpg1.2 Cut two lengths at 400mm.jpg1.3 Side panels cut to size.jpg

Step 2

Position the timber you’ve cut as per the image. Place one 600mm piece on the ground horizontally and the other 600mm and 400mm pieces vertically. Mark four locations per upright on the horizontal piece for the screws to be placed. Clamp your pieces before drilling to ensure they don’t move around.

 

2.1 Side panels positioned.jpg2.2 Base boards marked for drilling.jpg2.3 Side panels.png

Step 3

Pre-drill the holes where you marked with the 8mm drill-bit and counter-sink those holes. Screw the timber together using the 75mm bugle head screws.

 

3.1 Predrilling and countersinking base board.jpg3.2 Installing screws through base board into upright.jpg3.3 Side panels screwed together.jpg

Step 4

Start dry fitting the slats, spacing them evenly on the side panels. Ensure a gap is left between the boards for water drainage.

 

4.1 Positioning slats.jpg4.2 Dry fitting and establishing gap between slats.jpg

Step 5

Once you have the slats in position, pre-drill the ends with a 5mm drill-bit and counter-sink those holes. Now install the 40mm treated Pine screws, fixing the slats to the sides. Add a finishing slat to the top tier to prevent pots from falling off the top.

 

5.1 Pre-drillin and countersinking slats.jpg5.2 Installing screws through slats into side panels.jpg5.3 Slats screwed into side panels.jpg5.4 Slats in position.png5.5 Screwing top slat into side panels.jpg

Step 6

You can now coat your stand in your choice of exterior stain and varnish to protect it from the elements.

 

You’ve now completed an extremely functional pot stand that you can use to happily display your favourite plants.

 

6.1 Coating the stand.png6.2 Finished pot stand.jpg6.3 Completed Stand with Plants.jpg6.4 Complete with Plants.jpg

Materials

  • 2 x 200mm x 50mm treated Pine sleepers

  •  

    10 x 75mm bugle head screws
  • 100 x 8G x 40mm treated Pine screws
  • 19 x 1.2m Cypress pickets
  • 1L exterior varnish

Tools

  • Circular saw (if timber is not pre-cut)
  • Drill driver

  • 5/8mm drill-bit
  • Counter-sink bit
  • Clamp
  • Paintbrush

Images

1.1 Cut four lengths at 600mm.jpg

1.2 Cut two lengths at 400mm.jpg

1.3 Side panels cut to size.jpg

2.1 Side panels positioned.jpg

2.2 Base boards marked for drilling.jpg

2.3 Side panels.png

3.1 Predrilling and countersinking base board.jpg

3.2 Installing screws through base board into upright.jpg

3.3 Side panels screwed together.jpg

4.1 Positioning slats.jpg

4.2 Dry fitting and establishing gap between slats.jpg

5.1 Pre-drillin and countersinking slats.jpg

5.2 Installing screws through slats into side panels.jpg

5.3 Slats screwed into side panels.jpg

5.4 Slats in position.png

5.5 Screwing top slat into side panels.jpg

6.1 Coating the stand.png

6.2 Finished pot stand.jpg

6.3 Completed Stand with Plants.jpg

6.4 Complete with Plants.jpg

1 Reply
redracer01
Trusted Contributor

Hello @MitchellMc 

 

Excellent build Mitch! I'm sure these instructions will prove helpfull to our DIY members and  will give them confidence when they build their own stands!

 

Cheers 

Red

 

 

 

Why join the Bunnings Workshop community?

Workshop is a friendly place to learn, get ideas and find inspiration for your home improvement projects