Plant Stand for the Balcony




Introduction: Plant Stand for the Balcony

About: Hi, my name is Anna-Liisa, I am a DIY woodworker and spoon carver from Berlin. I design and build zero-waste furniture. I also teach women and girls in Berlin how to build zero/low waste furniture or carve sp…

A few hours of work and you will have this beautiful brand new plant stand for your balcony.

I made this plant stand using only a drill, brush and drill, but it is even doable without having the power tools. This project is perfect for a beginner woodworker.



2 pieces of 625 x 170 mm laminated timber
2 pcs 170 x 170 mm laminated timber
1 pc 170 x 590 mm laminated timber

Wood glue
Wooden sticks with a diameter of 10 mm, 200 mm
Oil or lack for the finishing (must be suitable for outdoor use)

Japanese saw

Step 1: Installing the Sides

Cut yourself or ask at the Wood Department the laminated beam to cut to the size shown in the intro.

Attach all sides and install them with the screws using the drill.

Step 2: Carving the Joineries

Mark the center of the wooden stick and draw the lines where you have to carve. Use a Japanese saw and a chisel to do this. Sand all the surfaces so it feels nice and smooth.

Step 3: Building the Legs

Glue stitches, attach feet to each other and leave it under pressure to dry. Meanwhile, sand the box.

Step 4: Installing the Legs

Glue the legs to the box, leave 80 mm of space on both sides. Now attach the screws using the drill and let it dry.

Step 5: Finishing

Once more give some love with the sanding paper, clean the dust carefully and cover the plant stand with oil or polisher.

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    3 years ago on Step 5

    What is "laminated beam" please? Sounds like plywood, but what you used doesn't look like plywood. Also the planter box needs 5 pieces (2 sides, 2 ends and 1 for the bottom), but you only give the measurements for sides and ends.


    Reply 3 years ago

    Ah, I understand now. Laminated timber is rare in my country (UK), mostly only used for very large structural beams for buildings. Also in the wake of an horrific fire in a multi storey housing block, government has banned its use in many building applications as a potential fire risk (due to the glues used I think), so it will be even rarer now. I guess I'll have to use normal timber, which should be ok. Thanks for clearing that up :-)

    Wood Sisters
    Wood Sisters

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thanks for this information, it is good to know. We are in Germany and the laminated beam (leimholz) is very common. I should investigate the subject more deeply because knowing German punctuality I am sure they wouldn`t allow selling something dangerous.


    3 years ago

    just go to stodoys if you'd like to make it yourself.