This DIY rolling plant stand is the perfect plant caddy for moving a large planter pot. If you’ve been looking for a great plant stand with rollers, use this tutorial to make your own DIY plant stand.
I don’t know about how you live and use your patio space, but we seem to move some of the furniture, plants, backyard heaters, etc.; depending on what we are doing on our back patio. For example, sometimes, we play basketball on the patio, other times we have dinner out there… that kind of thing.
Well, Luke bought me a lime tree for Mother’s Day and, even though it’s a mini lime tree, it’s still in a large planter pot. I needed a way to be able to move the lime tree occasionally without breaking my back and started looking at plant stand ideas that had wheels.
After not seeing exactly what I wanted, I decided to try making a plant stand DIY project with some old wood and casters. Guess what?! It turned out so well! So, I thought I’d share it with you today.
DIY Plant Stand
After brainstorming a few different DIY outdoor plant stand ideas, I came up with this wood plant stand with wheels. Seriously, you guys, plant roller is so easy to make and cheap! Don’t buy those flimsy flower pot rollers again. Do yourself a favor and make a few of these.
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What Supplies You’ll Need to Make a Rolling Plant Stand
A Helpful Tip on Making this Plant Wood Stand:
You’ll want to have your outdoor planter picked out first before you make these so you know about what size of base to make your rolling plant stand. Here’s a great round-up of large outdoor planters if you are looking to buy a new planter.
How to Make a Plant Stand with Rollers
- Using a chainsaw, cut a slice off the end of an old tree stump. You are trying for approximately 4-6 inches thick.
- Sand to get all the excess bark and junk off. Don’t be particular on this, because you are just going to sit a planter on it.
- Apply a top coat to the wood. Let dry.
- Lightly sand. Apply another top coat (if needed).
- Repeat the process on the other side and the edges.
- Grab some heavy-duty rollers and some wood screws. Attach the rollers to the wood slice.
- Flip it over and set your pot on top.
How big should my plant caddy be?
I’d make sure to have your rolling plant stand be at least 2″ larger than the base of your potted plant.
Now that you have made this plant roller, you can roll around your huge, heavy planters to your heart’s desire.
- Tree slice
- Rolling wheels
- Poly coating
- Sander with sanding pads
- Paint Brush
1. Grab a tree stump. We had a few laying around in our neighborhood.
2. Using a chainsaw and cut off a slice, approximately 4-6 inches thick.
3. Sand to get all the excess bark and junk off. Don't be particular on this, because you are just going to sit a planter on it.
4. Apply a protective top coat to the wood. Let dry.
5. Lightly sand and apply another top coat. Repeat this process on the other side and edges of the slice.
6. Using a drill, screw in the castors to the bottom of th slice.
7. Flip the rolling planter over and set a planter on top.
It's helpful to know the size of the base of the planter pot that you are wanting to use this rolling plant stand on before you cut the wood for the plant stand. My recommendations would be to pick out your planter pot first because making this rolling plant stand. The diy plant stand needs to have a larger diameter than the planter pot bottom so that it rolls and is sturdy.
p.s. Anyone have any great tips for getting a lime tree to produce in Missouri? I’ve had mini limes both years and the tree has dropped them. We have a pH meter and we try to baby it… and nothing. It’s pretty disappointing because, come on… #ineedmoremargaritas.