Plants placed overhead can add visual interest to any room. They can enhance the appearance of your windows and offer a vertical match to otherwise dull corner spaces. If you are someone who loves plants, then you should consider displaying your plants on a plant stand. A well-designed plant stand can be used for elevating and highlighting certain plants in the indoor garden. It can also be a perfect spot for climbing and trailing plants. A peace lily placed on a table always looks desirable; put it on the top of your plant stand and it will become the main attraction of the room. Similarly, a lipstick plant looks impressive when hanging high above, but it can look even more beautiful when sitting on a stand at the level of your eye. In a nutshell, a plant stand is an ideal piece of furniture for placing your plants on, particularly if you have plants of different sizes.
Building a Plant Stand
Are you running out of space to display your plants? In that case, you need a plant stand immediately. Before you start constructing your plant stand, you need to determine how tall you would like it to be. You should also figure out how many plant holders are required, and how big each of them should be. The following is a step-by-step guide to help you solve the space issue by teaching you to build a simple plant stand. The best thing about this plant stand is that it features an extra small shelf that you can use for a smaller plant or knick-knacks. For this project, you will need some pieces of hard wood, a measuring tape, threaded spindles and threaded shafts, wood screws, a drill machine and some screw driver heads for the drill machine.
Step 1: Get all the Supplies
You can find most of the needed supplies at your local departmental or home improvement store. Even though this project requires wood, you can also buy a metal or aluminum border to provide protection to the wood. If you want, you can even use glass shelves in the tiers, which are held in position by the wood.
Step 2: Build the Base
Cut a circle around 15-inch in diameter from a piece of wood. You will be using this as the base of your plant stand. It makes perfect sense to use a sturdier type of wood like cherry, since it will be more durable. It is also a good idea to use metal or glass, since they are much heavier. You should then drill one hole in the middle of the circle and thread a spindle through that hole. Make sure you have threaded the spindle firmly.
Step 3: Construct the Shelves
Using the remaining wood from where you cut your base, cut two additional circles, with each between 6-8 inches wide. You may also leave a tiny rectangular handle onto each of the circles to make it easier to lift the plant stand when it is completed. After that, you need to drill one hole in the middle of every circle you have cut, as well as onto the edge of every rectangular handle.
Step 4: Assembling
Take one of the threaded shafts of wood and attach it onto the top of the holder using screws. Slide the shelves you assembled in the previous step over the shaft and tightly screw them in their place using a spindle. If properly done, the shelves should be adjustable to some extent by moving up or down the shaft.
Step 5: Giving Final Touches to Your Plant Stand
This is where you will need to make sure your plant stand is assembled perfectly. You can bend the sheet metal around the circles you have cut to provide a protective covering. Or in case you don’t like sheet metal, you should apply paint or stain to the wood’s surface. If you plan to use your plant stand outdoors, then it is important that you use a sealing stain that can shield your stand against sun, rain and dirt. You should allow sufficient drying time before using the plant stand.
As you can see from the above guidelines, building a plant stand isn’t something very complicated. With the proper materials and a bit of carpentry skills, anyone can build a pretty plant stand in just a few hours. In most cases, adding a bit of decorative touch to the plant stand could really spice up its appearance. For instance, you can paint a charming scene of flowers or leaves and add decorative tiles to the plant stand to offer it the feel it has been missing. The reason why most people prefer making their own plant stands is because there aren’t any rigid rules to follow. Plant stands can be as complex or as simple as you like them to be, and building plant stands on your own is much cheaper than purchasing them from stores.