Brighten up your dinner table with this DIY elevated tabletop planter centerpiece. You can fill this with any type of decor that fits your style or what you’re looking for. This is perfect for holiday decor or everyday use!

Difficulty moderate


Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Table saw
    Table saw
  • Miter saw
    Miter saw
  • Cordless drill
    Cordless drill
  • Orbital sander
    Orbital sander
  • Measuring tape
    Measuring tape
  • Clamps


Wood Products

  • 1 Board , 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 8'

Hardware & Supplies

  • 1 Box of 1 ¼ pocket hole screws (see tools list)
  • 1 Wood glue
  • 1 Stain/paint and sealant of your choice

Cut List & Parts

  • 1 Base , 5 1/2" x 22 1/2" x 3/4" (with 10 degree opposing bevel on both long sides)
  • 2 Long Sides , 3 3/4" x 24" x 3/4" (with 10 degree parallel bevel on both long sides)
  • 2 Short Sides , 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 3/4" (with 10 degree opposing miter on both 3 1/2" sides)
  • 4 Legs , 2" x 2" x 3/4"


  • Drill pocket holes

    On the under (smaller) side of the Base, drill two pocket holes on the short edges and four pocket holes on each of the long edges.

    On both of the angled edges of the Short Sides, drill two pocket holes.

  • Attach short sides

    Using wood glue and pocket hole screws, attach the short edge of the Short Sides to the short ends of the Base.

    The 10 degree edges should line up with each other.

  • Attach long sides

    Using wood glue and pocket hole screws, attach the Long Sides to the Base and Short Sides.

    Make sure that the 10 degree angled edges line up with the others so that the sides are flat along the top and bottom.

  • Attach feet

    Make a 20 degree angled cut on each of the Feet to taper down from 2" at the top to 1 1/4" on the bottom.

    Using wood glue and clamps, attach the Feet to the underside of the planter on each of the four corners.

  • Finishing touches

    Use a router or router table to add a rounded edge to the inside and outside of the top of the planter.

    After sanding all remaining edges, add stain and sealant to match your decor.

    Fill with seasonal embellishments to add a festive look!

  • Enjoy!

    Enjoy your handiwork and tag @CharlestonCrafted on Instagram with a picture!