I’ve been known to dumpster dive a time or two. I’ve also been known to take my neighbors trash not once, twice or even three times. I find pleasure in turning others trash into my treasures. The same goes with using up my scrap wood pile. I used small pieces I had left over from larger projects to create a plant stand for my snake plant.
You may not know this but snake plants and so many other house plants are toxic to dogs. And since I have a dog who provides me with lots of content for the hashtag #shitkateeats putting my beautiful toxic snake plant on a pedestal was a must.
This project is super easy and a great beginner wood working project. I hope build this brings you as much joy as it did me.
4 1x2s cut to 18″
2 1x3s cut to 12″
Kreg Jig Mini (I used the original Kreg Jig but the mini is best for narrower wood)
Saw or have your local hardware store cut it for you
Stain all sides of your wood pieces. Let dry. I didn’t but should have.
Find the center of your 1×3. Mark a line.
On that line mark a 3/4″ square (the width of the 1×3). Do this for both pieces.
Use the jigsaw to cut out those squares. Make sure both cuts are equal. If not, the base won’t sit flush.
It’s important to use a Kreg Jig to attach the side legs to the part you just created. Using the jig adds strength to the joint and keeps you from having to use unsightly screws on the sides of the planter stand. The jig holes are hidden underneat
To set up the jig measure the thickness of your wood and set the jig to that width
Drill the pocket holes (four total) on the end of each end of the X base that you made and screw a leg to each pocket hole.
To see how I made a barn for my nativity scene using scraps go here.
I encourage you to try your hand at this DIY but if you would prefer to purchase a planter stand, I’ve linked some of my favorites below. Please note that any purchases made through these links gives me commission to keep my site up and running. Thank you for your support.