How to Recycle Shutters into a Plant Stand

If you don’t want to throw away your wooden shutters, you can recycle them to make a stand for your favourite plants and add more beauty to your home’s interior. Recycling shutters into a plant stand is not too difficult, but you do require some special tools and material to get the job done.

Things Required:

– Wood shutters
– Scrap plywood or laminate flooring strips
– Masking tape
– Screwdriver
– Saw
– Staple gun
– Wood glue or all-purpose adhesive
– Gloves
– Wood screws and finishing nails (at your own discretion)


  • 1

    First of all, you have to remove all the hardware that is attached with the shutter panels which you are looking to recycle into a plant stand. It is extremely important for you to wear gloves for protection before working with tools.

  • 2

    After that, you have to arrange all the shutter panels in order to make a pedestal. Take a staple gun and attach all the pieces of the pedestal.

  • 3

    Now, take the saw and cut the plywood into two pieces. Attach one piece to the top of the pedestal and the other to the bottom. Fix both the pieces with the help of glue. You can also drive screws into the pedestal to provide it more strength. However, don’t use too many nails or screws or your stand will look untidy.

  • 4

    If you want to add a wood trim to the stand in order to cover the edges and corners, you can use tape or wooden glue to attach it. If you are using glue, you must make sure that it dries properly.

  • 5

    Your plant stand is ready. You can keep any plant on the stand, but make sure that it is capable of thriving indoors.

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