How to Make a Dowel and Brass Plant Stand

A fresh take on a plant stand using materials found in your local hardware store, this wood and brass plant stand can be adjusted to fit any size planter. A few coats of neon paint give it a modern edge.


Materials Needed:

  • 1/2" wooden dowel rods (4)
  • 90-degree 3/4" brass fittings (2)
  • T-shaped 3/4" brass fittings (4)
  • 3/4" brass caps (4)
  • neon orange paint
  • foam brush
  • pen
  • tape measure
  • Liquid Nails
  • hand saw
  • plant in 9" round pot

Measure, Mark and Cut Dowels

Measure and mark the lengths of dowels you will need. Using the hand saw, cut the following lengths: 3 20” long, 3 7” long, 3 3” long, 3 2” long. These measurements are to fit a plant in a 9” pot.

Make the Plant Stand Base

We’ll make the base that the plant will sit on first. In one T-shape fitting, use the Liquid Nails to glue both 2” long dowels into opposite ends and a 3” dowel into the center. On either end of the 2” long dowels, glue a 90-degree brass fitting. In the other end of the 90” brass fittings, glue a 3” long dowel.

Assemble Top of Stand

Glue each exposed dowel end into the center of a T-shaped brass fitting. On top of each T-shaped fitting, glue a 7” long dowel. This is the top of the plant stand.

Paint Long Dowels

Paint the 20” long dowels neon orange. Let dry.

Glue in Orange Dowels

Glue the orange dowels into the remaining hole on the T-shaped fittings. Glue a brass cap onto the bottom of each dowel.

Add the Houseplant and Enjoy

Sit a house plant inside the stand. The 7” long dowel pieces will hold a 9" round pot in place on the sides of the planter.

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