Tiered Plant Stand

Marc Spagnuolo

Anyone that collects houseplants eventually runs into the same issue: how to display them. This tiered plant stand will be a dream come true for the plant lover in your life. It offers ample storage for various medium and small plants. The slat design allows light to easily pass through while also limiting the amount of water pooling if and when spills occur. The stand is lightweight, strong, and stylish and will complement any decor.

Dimensions: 36" W x 11 1/4" D x 51 3/4" H with vertical shelf spacing ranging from 22 3/4" at the tallest to 8" at the shortest.

  • 9 lessons
  • 141 min
  • $59.00

Here's what we'll cover:

  1. Introduction

    The Evolution of Plant Stand Design: From Flimsy to Fantastic

  2. WoodSelection and Milling

    An overview of the material I’m using and why, as well as milling various parts down from rough stock.

  3. Notched Rails

    Each shelf has notched rails on the sides that will hold our slats in position. The notches are cut at the table saw using a 1/4″ dado stack. Once the notches are cut, we can glue on our little add-on strips that create a ledge for the slats to rest on. Care should be taken […]

  4. Slats and Prefinishing

    The slats are cut to size and pre-finished.

  5. Profiles

    The profiles are cut in the lower shelf prior to assembly.

  6. Dowel Joinery and Shelf Assembly

    The shelf frames are held together with a single dowel at each joint. After the joinery is cut we can proceed with shelf assembly.

  7. Profile Details and Pre-Finish

    Profiles are added to the glued up shelves and the joinery areas are taped off for pre-finishing.

  8. Vertical Supports

    The dados are cut into the vertical supports.

  9. Final Assembly

    The stand comes to life with the final assembly.

What will I receive?

  • Detailed cut list and plans including a PDF and a SketchUp file (Metric and Imperial).
  • Hours of detailed video instruction showing every step of the build.
  • All videos and plans are digital and will be available for download upon purchase.

What will I learn?

  • Evolution of a design
  • Taking inspiration from existing commercial furniture (guilt-free)
  • How to make slats
  • Repeated consistent dados
  • Half-lap joinery
  • Pre-finishing strategies

What will I need?

Please note that this list only represents the tools and materials I used and are not absolute requirements. There are always multiple ways to get a particular job done so please be sure to watch the entire series before making any purchase.


About Your Instructor:

Marc is a podcaster, video producer, woodworking enthusiast, and author of Hybrid Woodworking and Essential Joinery. He has contributed articles and video content to FineWoodworking.com, Popular Woodworking Magazine, WOOD Magazine, and Woodcraft Magazine. He is also the host of The Wood Whisperer, an instructional woodworking video series that’s been going strong since 2006. He is also one of the hosts of the Wood Talk podcast. He has taught classes at the William Ng School, Marc Adams School, Weekend with Wood, Fine Woodworking Live, as well as at various Rockler and Woodcraft stores. He also speaks periodically at woodworking events like AWFS and IWF.