Today’s project isn’t very impressive, but it is something that I have been really needing to build for my flower pots by the porch. I have a few of these Bloom Master hanging pots for cascading flowers, they are what inspired the pallet planter box.
I intended to hang my baskets from shepherds hooks by my front porch. However when my large baskets are planted, they are too heavy and the hook can’t hold them. (Note: My Mom has the medium baskets and the shepherds hooks work fine.)
So I needed a little stand to get the baskets up off the ground and then beautiful flowers can cascade down! This stand is really simple and is inspired by a couple of planter stands from West Elm, this and this. I wanted my stands fairly tall to allow the Wave petunias to trail, you can easily adjust the height according to your needs.
It doesn’t look like much now, but in a couple of months it’ll look awesome!
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How to Build a Simple Flower Pot Stand
The dimensions for this stand will hold a pot 30″ above the ground (from the bottom of the flower pot to the ground).
- 2 – 2″ x 2″ x 8′ boards (actual dimensions 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″)
- 10 – 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws*
- wood glue
- wood protector (I used Thompson’s Water Seal traditional brown spray*)
- Approximate lumber cost: $4
- 4 – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 31 1/8″ with 5 deg miter on each end
- 1 – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 10 1/4″ with 5 deg miter on each end opposite direction
- 2 – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 4 3/8″ with 5 deg miter on one end
Cut the boards according to the cut list and diagram. Sand the pieces as necessary.
Drill pocket holes* for 1 1/2″ material in the ends of the 10 1/4″ and 4 3/8″ pieces. Mark the center of the 10 1/4″ piece. Use wood glue and 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws to attach the 4 3/8″ pieces to the center of the 10 1/4″ piece to form the X for the pot to sit on.
Mark 1″ up from the ends of the legs. Use wood glue and 2 1/2″ screws to attach the legs to the X. The first two legs will easy to attach, for the 3rd and 4th legs, you may need to use the short square driver*.
Assembled flower pot stand.
I used Thompson’s Water Seal wood stain. It stains the wood and coats it with an outdoor protector at the same time. Then I let it dry.
There it is, in all of it’s glory! 🙂 I know you’re really impressed, but I’m excited for it.
Perfect fit for my flower pot!
I’m participating in the #PatioPowerToolChallenge, check out 11 other great DIY projects for your Patio and Porch! (numbers on the picture correlate to links below)
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