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 for anyone planning a wedding or just looking for ways to save space in the kitchen.
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.
Other uses for table risers:
- Elevate a laptop or small tv
- Put it on your counter for handy access to dishes and plates
- Perfect as a cupcake or appetizer stand for weddings, parties, or outdoor entertaining
I also love how risers add height to a buffet table. Risers come in all different sizes. Most of the ones I found were about 3-4 inches tall. After scouring the internet for taller ones, I found a few that would work but they were a bit pricey.
So, I decided to make my own and the first place I stopped for inspiration was Dollar Tree!
I found these brackets at Dollar Tree. They’re generally used to hang plants on but I thought they would be perfect to use as legs for my DIY riser.
Dollar Tree brackets are about 9-inches long and with my wood board in place, the overall height of my riser is about 10.5-inches tall.
You can find shorter plant hanging brackets and they come in a lot of different styles. Just check your local hardware store or on Amazon to find ones that work for you.
Below is a picture of the brackets I found. I used the wrought iron ones which were a little over 11 inches long as legs for a crate plant stand (shown later in this post) and I have a project in mind for the scroll ones in the center.
- A wood plank
- A drill
- A screwdriver
- Stain or Paint – I used a dark gel stain in mahogany
- Brushes and a soft cloth
- 4 hanging plant brackets with hardware
How to Make a Tall Table Riser
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 stain and attached the ‘legs’ with the screws that came with the brackets from Dollar Tree.
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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.
Here’s a plant stand I made using an old crate and the wrought iron plant hooks for the legs.
And, you can make a plant stand out of anything, an old drawer, a suitcase, wood trays, or even make a crate from an old wood pallet! For some crate inspiration, check out this link to see different crates available on Etsy!
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