When building a wooden plant stand, first determine its intended size and shape and the number of plants you intend to put on it. Gather all necessary tools, such as screws, nails, brackets, drills and hammers. Use metal or wood for the frame and use wood board or ceramic tile for the top. Assemble the frame then secure the top. Sand, finish and stain or paint the table as desired.
Keep the frame of the stand simple with three or four legs and cross bar supports. When creating the frame of the stand, be sure to carefully measure the length of the metal or wood so that the legs are even and do not wobble or lean to one side. Depending on the number of plants meant to go on the stand, consider building multiple shelves or tiers to create more space.
If the plant stand has a wood top, use sealer or apply a veneer on the surface to protect the stand from water damage. Tile does not usually need treatment, but can be more difficult to fasten to the frame as screws and nails might damage the integrity of the tile. When using this material, secure L brackets to the frame of the stand with screws and set the tile on top on it.