I have 3 very large house plants that are a pain to move, say when you want to put your Christmas tree up in your largest window, which is usually where they sit. Two of them are so large that I cannot move them without fear of hurting myself or my house, so I decided to build my own flower pot stands with casters.
I used one 1x3x8 and one 1x2x8 of yellow, 5 1x3 cut to 18in. and 4 1x2 cut to 18in.
When she was all put together, I applied Minwax's Golden Pecan with 2 coats of Polyurethane to seal it from any water mishaps. I struggled between just sealing it and adding a little color with the stain. I think the Golden Pecan did the trick, highlighting the pretty wood grains of the top pieces, even though my big ol' pot will cover up most of it.
More pictures and a tutorial are available on my blog.