Small Raised Planter Stands

easy diy plant stands
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Free plans to build your own plant stands!  These plant stands are easy to make and have a modern look.  The plants are elevated, so easier to care for.  It's perfect for cascading plants too. 

small planter dimensions shown in diagram
small planter dimensions shown in diagram


Shopping List
  • 2 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
  • 1 - 5-1/2" wide cedar fence picket, 6 feet long
  • 1 - 8x24 planter liner
  • 2-1/2" screws (pocket hole screws for Kreg Jig or self tapping wood screws (star bit))
  • 1-1/4" brad nails or 1-5/8" trim screws
Tape Measure
Safety Glasses
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander


Step 1

Build two identical leg sets as shown, using either 1-1/2" pocket holes and 2-1/2" pocket hole screws, or you can use 2-1/2" self tapping wood screws (star bit).  Use glue and two screws per joint.

Step 2

Attach the center supports in the same manner, centered on the cross supports.

Step 3

Build the planter box with 1-1/4" brad nails and glue (or use a 1-5/8" trim screw).

The box is designed to be removeable and dress up the plastic liner.  It does not need to be attached to the stand.

Place the liner and the cedar fence picket cover on the stand and fill with soil.