How to Build a Modern DIY Small Wood Planter

Learn to make this modern DIY small wood planter box with angled legs. It is perfect for succulents or herbs or as a centerpiece.

Craft a stylish wooden planter with angled legs, perfect for succulents or herbs. A versatile gift for any occasion or as a charming table centerpiece.

Step 1: Prepare Boards

Make the cuts per the cut list, but remember to make only the cuts for the box first and then come back for the leg frame once the box is built.

To save on cost, use off-the-shelf 2×2 boards or rip down 2x4s. Sand meticulously to 150 or 220 grits. Follow the correct sandpaper sequence for flawless finishing.

Step 2: Build the Box

Attach the side and the bottom boards together using wood glue and finish nails. Attach the long sides using the wood glue and finish nails.

Step 3: Build the Stand

Make pocket holes in 2×2 and 1×2 rails. For 2×2, set jig at 1 1/2", for 1×2 at 3/4". Attach to legs using 2 1/2" screws and glue.

Attach the 1×2 support rails to the legs using 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws. Attach the other set of legs to complete the stand.

Step 4: Final Finish

You can stain or paint and seal the box and stand in the colors of your choice. I decided to go with a brown and black combination.