Do It Yourself Outdoor Plant Stands

One of the best and most affordable DIY plant stand ideas for your backyard is presented here. To make this simple outdoor plant stand, all you need are a few concrete blocks and some planks. The truth is, it doesn’t get much simpler or less expensive than this particular project in terms of making outdoor plant supports from scratch. When finished, this plant stand will have space for at least six planters on each tier. The shelves’ concrete block foundation also makes carrying weight easy. Enjoy your entire collection of terracotta pots on two long shelves, or keep some of your supplies on one shelf.

What can I use as a plant stand outside?

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Here’s how I made my DIY tiered plant stand with room for hanging plants!

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Step 1: Cut pieces and assemble each side

The horizontal parts have pocket holes, which aid in holding the whole structure together. I started by utilizing the horizontal sections to join the rear piece to the central piece. I then joined the front piece to the middle piece.

Following firmly fastening all of that, I inserted the bottom two horizontal supports and fastened them with pocket hole screws as well. To make each side, you will need to do this twice. Make sure the inward-facing pocket holes are in.

Step 2: Finish the main structure

I then used the cross pieces to join the two sides together. For the widest area of the stand, I did two on the bottom. One more dowel along the top for hanging plants, followed by another approximately midway up the back.

This project would not have been possible for me to complete without either more hands or lengthy bar clamps. Bar clamps were the only option as I was short on hands. They came in really handy, especially while I was fusing the two sides together.

Step 3: Add slatted tops

I started by cutting all of the components for the top two shelves. To be completely honest, I had no intention of taking a different route for the bottom shelf. The depth was, however, just a hair shorter than the stand’s breadth, so by switching the bottom shelf’s direction from horizontal to vertical, I was able to use a ton of leftover components. Then I did.

I took an absurd amount of time deciding whether or not to color the slats before I even attached them. I had never used a black wood stain before, but I felt the contrast would be attractive. Though it turned out wonderful, I’m so glad I gave it a try.

Just because I assumed it would be simpler, I dyed the slats before screwing them to the tier stand. I didn’t want to have to stress over staining with extreme caution. I simply attached all of the slats with a nail gun, evenly spacing them out: 5 on the top shelf, 4 on the middle shelf, and 12 on the bottom shelf.

You can use wood glue, a hammer, and nails if you don’t have a nail gun. Even if it’s not ideal and will take a little longer, it will unquestionably be fine! In fact, you might be able to create a strong enough bond with simply wood glue and clamps. Just be aware that it won’t be as durable as nails and glue.

Step 4: Protect and finish

I applied many coats of Varathane water-based matte urethane using my paint sprayer. The piece has numerous slats, crevices, and nooks, thus the sprayer was ideal for the job. I used fine-grit sandpaper to lightly sand the exposed surfacestops and sides in between layers.

You can see the item I’m replacing; it looks and feels remarkably similar. I still adore this Ikea shelf unit and moved it to a different part of the house even though my new construction has a little more vertical height for plants. It was helpful to me for a time!

And here is the final plant stand…

To assist bring more light to the middle shelf and the bottom shelf, where I’m growing plants, I placed a grow light strip to the bottom of the middle shelf. I also attached a single grow lamp that is suspended from the top dowel. I made use of a straightforward light cage, a black rope, and a GE grow lamp.

One of my favorite air plants was placed in the middle hanging plant after I put two hanging plants on the dowel. On the left, there is the hanging grow light. I don’t need a lot of additional light on this plant stand because the window to the right receives wonderful early afternoon through early evening light. A second grow light, though, wouldn’t hurt at the other window’s end! And some of the most needy plants will benefit most in the fall and winter.

How is a PVC Tower garden made?

  • Cut and measure PVC pipes. Using bar clamps to hold both PVC pipes to your work area, cut them both down to size with a hacksaw or reciprocating saw.
  • Punch Plant Holes.
  • Fill up Holes.
  • Construct Drainage Holes.
  • Include Weed Block.
  • Install the irrigation line.
  • Add greenery.