DIY Mid Century Inspired Planter


Believe of which or not of which’s easier than you think to make your own Mid Century inspired planter of which’s perfect for your porch or sunroom! Plant with succulents to colorful blooms to bright up any corner!

DIY Mid Century Inspired Planter


  • Planter
  • Saw
  • Drill
  • Wood dowel
  • Forstner drill bit (coordinating diameter with your wood dowel)
  • Wood glue
  • 1×1″ wood boards
  • 1X2″ wood boards
  • Pencil
  • Sanding block or paper
  • Hammer

Materials DIY Mid Century Inspired Planter


You will start of which project by measuring you planter. Your dimensions with of which project will be completely based on the planter of which you use along with the dimensions of which you size. You will want to measure the height, width along with depth of the planter. If you use a round or square (vs. oblong) planter of which will make of which much easier. Have your local hardware store cut 1×1″ along with 1×2″ boards to your specific dimensions.

You will need 4 long pieces of which will serve as legs (your height plus whatever extra height you want off the ground) cut via your 1×1″ boards along with 3 shorter pieces (cut based on your dimensions via the diameter) cut to size. One will be the exact diameter of the planter along with the various other two will be the the diameter minus the width of the board divided by two.

1.Mark the center of your longer diameter piece within the center.

2.Drill two centered holes all the way through for your wood pegs equal distance apart (try for a strict measurement like 2 inches to be consistent throughout the piece). Also drill holes into the ends of each of the smaller 1×2″ pieces (both sides) approximately 1 inch deep.

3.Cut your dowel rod into smaller pieces (approximately 2″ each).

DIY Mid Century Inspired Planter Steps

4.Put wood glue within the holes on the 1×2″ longer board.

5.Insert your dowel pieces (longer ones) through the holes within the longer center board. Attach your shorter pieces to your long piece in an X shape with dowels along with the wood glue.

6.Drill two holes (again equal distance apart) within the center of all 4 of your long legs. Drill all the way through the legs. Place wood glue along with dowels within the ends of the X shaped center along with attach your legs on the dowels.

Mid century planter DIY

7. Use a hammer to get your legs along with dowels fully into place along with fitting together tightly. Wipe off any excess wood glue having a wet cloth.

8. Saw off the excess dowel on the outsides of the legs along with sand down those areas.

9. Place your planter within the wood base along with of which should fit nice along with snug! Let the whole thing dry over night. Finish the wood if you’re going to keep of which outside (here we just used a light vegetable oil since of which was used on a porch yet a polyurethane protective finish can be a great option too).

10. Lastly, plant your planter with rocks, soil, along with colorful florals or fun succulents!

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DIY Mid Century Inspired Planter Top View

DIY Mid Century Inspired Planter Project

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