Ken Wingard and Shirley Bovshow team up for this stylish DIY perfect to hold your plants.


  • 4 1” Dowels (18” long)
  • 2 1x2” Boards (Length depends on width of planter)
  • Drill Press w/ Forstner Bit
  • Drill
  • Jigsaw
  • Wood Glue
  • ¼” Dowel Pins
  • Clamp
  • Safety Goggles
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Ceramic Planter (Straight-Sided Cylinder)


1. Cut 1x2” boards to be slightly larger than the width of your pot

2. Cut ¾” x ¾” notch in center of each 1x2” board

3. Use 1” drill press w/ forstner bit to drill half circle curve into end of board

TIP: You can also use a regular drill if you don’t have a drill press. Make sure to have someone
else help secure it in place.

4. Use ¾” drill bit & drill hole into the end of each 1x2” board and ½” into the dowel 8” from

5. Insert ¼” dowel pins into hole in 1x2”, add wood glue, and insert dowel

6. Repeat on all 4 legs

7. Attach 2 legs together via notch

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