Raw Edge Concrete Plant Stand

Learn how to build your own DIY raw edge concrete plant stand to highlight your favorite leafy companions while giving them a sturdy foundation.

| Fall 2019


Plants make any home feel effortlessly natural, calming, and comfortable. Plus, I like how they fit perfectly with the mid-century modern designs of my home.

I looked everywhere for a cute plant stand before deciding to make my own. I wanted to challenge myself and create some industrial decor. I knew nothing about construction, so making this modern little plant stand involved a lot of experimentation. One of the biggest reasons I chose to use concrete was because I wanted it to have raw edges.

If you’ve never chipped edges on concrete before, I recommend making a practice slab. Chipping cement is a tedious process, but worth the effort. It took me about 45 minutes to complete the raw edge effect of this table.

You can purchase the materials for this project at your local hardware store.

Tools & Materials

  • 16-inch dowels (3)
  • Orbital sander
  • Sandpaper
  • Painter’s tape
  • Brushes
  • Wood stain, color of your choice
  • Disposable work gloves
  • Disposable rags
  • White paint
  • Concrete powder
  • Buckets (2)
  • Water
  • Mortar hoe or other stirrer
  • Hammer
  • Small flat-head screwdriver or chisel




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