With the start of summer, I’ve been on a gardening kick and wanting to fix up our front and backyard with a vertical DIY plant stand.
We live in a town home so we don’t have a ton of privacy in our backyard, but we do have one privacy fence panel and some Arbor Vitae trees to help on one side. However, there was a gap between the two and I wanted to add some more flowers, so I decided a vertical planter DIY would be the best solution!
And I’m in love with the final result of my DIY outdoor plant stand, I think it’s just darling!
Update: I rebuilt this planter recently to create a DIY wood plant stand video tutorial for it and I added mums to it for the fall:
The final size of this DIY vertical planter stand is 66.5″ tall x 16″ wide.
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How to build a vertical DIY plant stand:
*I used cedar wood for my build since the planter stand is going to be outdoors and cedar is naturally more weather resistant than pine. Plus, I love the look of cedar!
**If planter stand will be used outdoors, make sure to use exterior primer and exterior paint/spray paint.
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1. Cut your wood to size
Use a miter saw and cut your 2x2s to the following sizes:
- 2 pieces at 13″
- 2 pieces at 65″
- 2 pieces at 12″
Then, cut the 1×8 to the following size:
- 7 pieces at 13″
2. Add pocket holes
For each of the seven 1×8 pieces, add 2 pocket holes with your Kreg Jig to each side (total of 4 holes per piece). Make sure to set the depth for 3/4″ thick wood on the Kreg Jig.
*Tip: See my how to use a Kreg Jig post for an easy, step by step tutorial and video tutorial on how to use the Kreg Jig!
Next, add a pocket hole to each end of the two 13″ 2×2 pieces. And then add two pocket holes to just one end of the two 65″ 2×2 pieces. Make sure to set the depth for 1.5″ thick wood on the Kreg Jig.
3. Stain and spray paint/paint wood
At this point, it’s easiest to go ahead and stain your 1x8s. For tips on how to stain wood with a beautiful finish, check out my how to stain wood tutorial here.
Then, prime and spray paint or paint your 2x2s. I used 2 coats of exterior primer on my furring strips. Sand your wood really well first though, especially the furring strips! Also, I spray painted my flower pots too since I wanted them to be white instead of orange.
4. Attach planter stand frame together
After everything has dried, begin attaching your DIY plant stand frame together by attaching one of the 13″ pieces to the top of the 65″ pieces with 2 1/2″ Kreg screws and a drill.
Next, begin attaching the 1×8 pieces to the planter frame with 1 1/4″ Kreg screws and a drill. To easily attach them making sure the backs are flush with the back of the planter frame, use scrap 3/4″ thick wood underneath (I used 1x2s as shown in below photo).
Continue adding all seven 1×8 pieces to the planter stand frame.
5. Attach base pieces to bottom of vertical planter stand
Add the 12″ 2×2 pieces perpendicularly to the base of the vertical planter using 2 1/2″ Kreg screws. Make sure it’s centered too!
Finally, add the second 13″ 2×2 piece to the planter stand frame under the last 1×8 piece.
6. Add the Wall Planter Hooks to the DIY wood plant stand
Attach the wall planter hooks to your vertical planter stand. First, drill pilot holes, then attach with the screws that were provided with the hooks. I attached mine every other board and centered.
Time to add your flower pots and beautiful flowers! I just love the end result!
Here are a few more photos of it decorated for fall with mums at our current home:
Would you be able to use this DIY plant stand stand for your home?! I’d love to see your version of this build! Feel free to share photos with me on Instagram or Facebook and YouTube! Happy building and gardening!
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And decorated for fall: