DIY Window Plant Shelf

Reiner MacPhail
by Reiner MacPhail
6 Materials
25 Minutes
When you have two children, it can sometimes be hard to have plants 🌱 in the home. So I decided I would build a couple window plant shelf’s, to keep my boys save and my plant collection.
I bought these cheap L shape brackets at home depot for 1.99$ each, I need 4.
I measured my window it was 46 inches wide, so I cut my wood 47 Inches so it would reach my brackets.
I then cut the wood and screwed it into place. I used a level to make sure everything was straight. The wood I had came from left over wood we just had in our shed.
here is a picture of the window before the shelfs went up.
This is my window, the smaller one before the shelfs went up.
The end result was very cheap! It cost about 9$ and took about 25 minutes to complete.
Suggested materials:
  • Wood boards   (My shed)
  • Screws   (Junk drawer)
  • L brackets   (Home Depot)
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  • Elizabeth Elizabeth on May 08, 2018

    I have my sofa in front of my windows and it looks like you do also. Does anyone bang their head on the shelf? How do you water the plants without them leaking everywhere? I love what you’ve done and your window looks great. I’d like to try this.

  • Renecherienewman Renecherienewman on May 13, 2018

    Is the bracket attached to the shelf on the underside with another screw? I’m thinking this would be an idea for my patio porch as a kitty look out. I bought one for him and it sits on my window sill with brackets below.

  • Beth Beth on Feb 20, 2021

    Does it get too cold for the plants there in the winter, with them being so close to the glass?

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  • Dori Dori on Jun 11, 2018

    Forgot to say I love it in my response here

  • P P on Nov 27, 2022

    consider putting stick on cork or silicon 'dots' on bottom of each saucer or the condensation when plants are watered will stain, mar, rot circles on the shelf under each plants' saucer! Just a little lift, an airspace under each, will save the shelf! this is true even if you take the plants down to water & then put back up- water transpires thru terra-cotta!