Make A Tall Table Riser Using Dollar Store Brackets

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Square feature image of a tall table riser made with dollar store brackets and scrap wood.

Learn how to make a tall table riser using inexpensive hanging plant brackets from Dollar Tree!

This is such a simple DIY that I hesitated to share it. But, I thought it might be helpful to someone planning a wedding and looking for affordable table risers or anyone who is just looking for a practical riser for their home.

I’ve been looking for a tall table riser for entertaining. My kitchen is really small and I have very little counter space. I thought a riser (tall enough to put plates under and desserts or appetizers on top) would help maximize space.

Read all the way to the end to see one more bonus idea!

Three different garden plant hanging hooks shown that can be used for legs on multiple projects.
Plant Hanging Brackets

I found these brackets at Dollar Tree and a couple of others on Amazon. These hooks are generally about 9-11 inches long and are used to hang plants on but I thought they would be perfect to use as legs for a DIY riser. Below are the details on how to make one.

Supplies

How to Make a Tall Table Riser – 2 Easy Steps

STEP 1:

To make a table riser, pick up four plant hanging brackets and a wood plank in whatever size you like.

Sand, then stain (or paint) your wood top. I had this thick pine board in my garage so I just added a coat of dark GEL stain and attached the brackets with the screws that they came with.

Wiping of the Gel Stain to the wood with a soft cloth.
Wiping away the excess stain.

STEP 2:

Drill to make a pilot hole and screw the brackets on.

Note: You may need shorter screws than the ones that come with your brackets. Measure the depth of the wood board you’ll be drilling into and buy smaller wood screws if needed.

Drilling and screwing the legs in place to complete a DIY Tall Table Riser.
Attaching the legs.

Bonus Idea: Turn an Old Crate Into a Raised Plant Stand!

I used 10-inch wrought iron hooks were the perfect height for my crate plant stand but you can make a raised planter out of anything, an old drawer, a suitcase…wood trays! For some crate inspiration, check out this link to see different crates available on Etsy!

Vertical image to Pin on Pinterest of a Plant Stand made with hanging brackets for legs and a Pepsi crate, filled with flowers.
If you love this DIY, Pin the image above to your DIY Pinterest board to come back to later!

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Vertical image to Pin on Pinterest of a DIY Table Riser. Photo shows cupcakes on the riser and party food around it.

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