How to Build a Wall Wooden Plant Shelf

DIY  Wall Wooden Plant Shelf

Build a minimalist Wooden Plant Shelf that will make your pots look stylish!

Renovating a home includes making each spot have its own personality. This is a DIY wooden plant shelf step-by-step guide that will show you how to easily build it. This is a great woodworking beginner project that will put to the test your joint and cutting skills. This wooden plant shelf's design looks gorgeous with pots!

This plant shelf  is 16” wide and 14” high, but you can adjust it according to your needs by editing the free 3D design. We also recommend giving it a perfect finish with varnish.

Ideal for: Any space in your home. 

Let’s start with this new woodworking project! Ready?


A note before starting - 

Please understand - the below diagrams are genuinely and carefully designed to help you navigate the build process. However, we don’t include specific recommendations for which tools, hardware, or products to use. These truly are “DIY” designs. 

As such – a significant portion of the build-process will be up to you, the builder. So please know, there is no “right” or “wrong” way to assemble any of our designs! If you need to depart from the instructions, or rearrange things along the way, feel free to. 

The only thing we ask: please be safe and use glasses and gloves while building. And of course, there’s no shame in asking an expert for help or seeking guidance from your local professionals at any time. 

And please: enjoy the process!

Wall Wooden Plant Shelf Parts List

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1'' x 1'' Lumber - 13" Length
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1'' x 1'' Lumber - 4" Length
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1'' x 1'' Lumber - 14" Length
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1'' x 1'' Lumber - 16" Length
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Wall Wooden Plant Shelf Assembly Steps

How do you know which part is which from the parts list? Click on "Edit Design in 3D" button above and you'll be able to click on each part to see its name.

Step 1: Building the Main Structure of the Plant Shelf

First of all, remember to have your security gear on. 

You will need in this step two 1x1" 13" long lumber, one 1x1" 16" long lumber and finally a 1x1" 14" long lumber. 

Grab the 1x1” 16” long lumber and affix the 13” long lumber to the sides with a basic butt joint. This addition should be on the bottom edge of the lumber and not on the sides, please look at the image.

You then place the 14" long lumber in the middle of the 13" long lumber. You can use 1" nails and glue the wood to make sure you have a sturdy assembly.  

Step 2: Building the Base of the Plant Shelf

We will now build the base of this plant shelf. This basically looks like an “I”. Grab two 1x1" 4" long and place them in between the 1x1" 14" long. Make sure it's in the middle. As before, make a basic butt joint and add some glue to the connections.

Step 3: Building the Front section of the Plant Shelf

Now we're going to focus on the front section of the shelf. We'll make a long rectangle. So grab one 1x 1" 16" long lumber, and place on each end under the lumber the 1x1" 4" long lumber. As we did before with the bigger section that looks like a square. Then place at the base of the rectangle the 1x1'' long 14'' lumber. This should be placed in between the 4'' long lumber.

Now you're placing the base and finally the main structure. The main structure is the one that will be affixed to the wall. 

Step 4: The Perfect Finish for the Plant Shelf

The final step is to sand all the lumber, giving it a smooth finish and then adding your favorite varnish. You can also give it different textures and colors depending on your home's style. 

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Finished Product in 3D!