Cute & Inexpensive Wood Stands for Porch Decor

These porch display stands are so very easy to make and cost next to nothing for the wood. We made these with our grand kids, doing the cutting and then they helped put them together.
For only $1.64, this is a quick DIY project for your front porch. You can use these seasonal stands throughout the year on your porch or steps to display potted plants in summer, pumpkins or mums for autumn, like we show here or Christmas items in winter.
We love the added space to layer our pumpkins and flowers - these are so easy to make in that you can modify them to fit your needs. You can make them larger, taller, shorter, or even wider - it's totally up to you!
Start with simple pine fence slats from a home supply store. Ours only cost $1.64 each (price may vary a bit by store location). Select straight boards with as few blemishes as possible.
You can use either a hand saw, jig saw, circular saw, chop saw, or sliding miter saw as shown to cut these boards. Cut and shape the tops and cut the shelves. (NOTE: All exact measurements are found in the detailed how-to on our site.)
Construct the stands by positioning the shelves at the locations you've marked and use nails or screws. Remember, the lines you've drawn on the inside of your side boards indicate the top of the shelf, not the bottom.
Here's where we enlisted the help of our grandkids - it's a fun task to be able to pound with a hammer!
You can make a double-width stand or a smaller stand that would even work as a boot or shoe holder - all for under $5.
We're really happy with the added curb appeal that the stands bring when they're layered with simple pumpkins and inexpensive mums - it doesn't have to be expensive to be beautiful!

See the full tutorial at the url below:
Front Porch Ideas
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  • Haney Haney on Sep 08, 2015
    What a great idea, simple project that looks great. Thanks

  • Z Z on Sep 08, 2015
    Great project. I love that you have your grand daughter helping you. This would be something I could do with our grandson. He's always wanted to build something. Usually I just give him scraps and he plays with them like blocks, but he'd really get a kick out of this. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    • Z Z on Sep 08, 2015
      You're welcome. I wonder if grandpa ever got his fingers smashed? :^) That was my first thought when I saw the picture of your adorable little grand daughter. She looks so intent on her task. Our grandson is seven so we might try and see if he can use one of our power drills.