2×4 Plant Stand Plans


This step by step diy woodworking project is about 2×4 plant stand plans. I have designed this 3 tier plant stand so you can build it in a few hours using just 2x4s. This plant stand features 3 shelves and a compact size, so you can fit it on the porch on backyard patio. Make sure you take your time before making the cuts, for a professional result.

There are many plans and designs to choose from, so make sure you take a close look over the rest of the garden bridge plans featured on our website. Plan everything with attention and adjust the size and the shape of the bridge to suit your needs. Plumb the legs and make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the galvanized screws into place. Drill pilot or pocket holes to prevent the wood from splitting.



  • A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 44″ long LEGS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 22″ long, 2 pieces – 32″ long SUPPORTS
  • C – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 27″ long, 2 pieces – 30″ long SHELVES
  • D – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 37″ long BRACE
  • 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 2 1/2″ screws
  • glue, filler, stain


  • Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
  • Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
  • Post hole digger, Concrete mixer
  • Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses


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The first step of the project is to build the legs from 2×4 lumber. Use a miter saw to make angle cuts to both ends of the 44″ legs. Smooth the cut edges, then lay the legs on a perfectly level surface, against a wall (or a straight surface).

Use 2×4 lumber for the shelf supports. Use a jigsaw to make the round cuts, then smooth the surface with sandpaper. Fit the supports to the leg, as shown in the diagram. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws.

After attaching the supports to both sides, you need to attach the slats into place. Center the slats to the supports and place 1/2″ plywood between the slats. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the slats to the supports. You can add more slats to make the shelves wider, if you want.

Use 2×4 lumber for the diagonal brace. Make the angle cuts to both ends of the brace, as shown in the diagram.

Fit the brace to the back of the plant stand, as shown in the diagram. Make sure the corners are square and then align the edges with attention. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly.

Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches for this 3 tier plant stand. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the plant stand and to protect the components from the elements.

This plant stand is super easy to build and you can make adjustments to suit your needs.

You can adjust the size of the plant stand to suit your needs. In addition, you can add more shelves to the stand so you can host more plants.

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