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This angled tabletop plant stand is perfect for adding some vertical height and greenery to your desk, mantel, side table or bar. The angled boards with greenery on top create the look of a “tree” and looks modern and fresh. Use these plans to build one yourself when you’re stuck at home!

Difficulty easy


Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Miter Saw
    Miter Saw
  • Drill (cordless)
    Drill (cordless)
  • Sander


Wood Products

  • 1 Board , 1x3 , 72"

Hardware & Supplies

  • 1 Wood glue
  • 1 Stain
  • 8 1 1/4" Kreg pocket screws

Cut List & Parts

  • 1 Base , 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 11 3/4"
  • 1 Trunk , 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 15 1/2"
  • 1 Low Branch , 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • 1 High Branch , 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 10 1/2"
  • 1 Stump , 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  • 4 Platforms , 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 4"


  • Make Cuts

    Start by making all cuts according to the cut list. Then, make 30 degree miter cuts to the following:
    - Trunk- parallel cuts to make each side 14"
    - Low Branch- opposing cuts to make long edge 8"
    - High Branch- opposing cuts to make long edge 10"
    - Stump- parallel cuts to make each side 2"

  • Attach Low Branch

    Attach the Low Branch to the Trunk 2" from the end using pocket holes.

  • Attach High Branch

    Attach the High Branch to the Trunk 3 1/2" up from the Low Branch using pocket holes.

  • Attach Trunk to Base

    Attach the Trunk with branches to the Base 3/4" from the edge and centered using pocket holes.

  • Attach Stump

    Attach the Stump to the Base on the other side, 2" in from the edge using pocket holes.

  • Attach Platforms

    Attach the four Platforms to the tops of the branches, trunk and stump. Spread wood glue on the top of the angled piece and place the Platforms centered. Secure with nails or let dry naturally.

  • Stain, Seal and Add Plants

    Stain and seal according to your decor style. Add small potted plants to finalize the "tree" look on your angled plant stand!

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