How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand

This home decor DIY looks store bought, and it’s highly customizable too! The best part is that it cost me $10 to make! I still can’t believe how great it turned out. The trick is buying the craft wood at Hobby Lobby when it’s 50% off – which happens frequently, and already having paint or stain that you can use to finish it. I also had the wooden beads on-hand, but they’re not spendy. I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this DIY, and I know I’m not the first to DIY a farmhouse riser, but my design and approach are so easy, there’s no cutting wood, and it seriously turned out so beautiful. My husband was very impressed and made several comments about how nicely it turned out. That’s the thing about this DIY, it really looks amazing, has character, and it doesn’t have that obvious handcrafted feel like some DIY projects can have. I’m so excited to share how to make a boho farmhouse riser stand and I hope you will try this one out. I think it would make a wonderful gift too.


How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand – Supplies

To start, let’s get you set up with everything you’ll need. Here’s the supply and tool list to help you gather everything you’ll need onto your work surface. Keep in mind that this project involves dry times and stepping away from the project for long periods of time, so be sure to use a work area that can be left alone to complete over a few days.

  • 2 boards – with the decorative routed edge if you want to add wooden beads for a boho look (Any size and shape will do, but mine are 11.5″ by 8.75″.)
  • Pack of wooden candle stick holders (these are the feet for your riser)
  • 15 mm wooden beads
  • sanding sponge/paper
  • 2″ Wood screws
  • Wood glue
  • brush, sponge, or rag to stain
  • Farmhouse stain
  • Whitewash stain
  • polyurethane (for durability and water protection)
  • string or twine
  • Screw gun
  • drill bit with counter sink
  • clamps

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand – Video

I’ve included steps and photos below to create this boho farmhouse riser stand, but I share some additional tips in my video and sometimes watching steps can make the process easier to execute yourself. This DIY riser couldn’t be any easier to make, but you’ll want to do the steps in the correct order to save time and hassle.


How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand – Tutorial

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand
The first step is to sand off any rough spots or slivers.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand
On the underside of one board (the side with the price tag), mark the spots for the feet. I measured the diameter of the wooden feet, divided it in half, and made sure that my mark would keep the feet completely on the board.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand
Drill each marked spot and use a drill bit with a countersink so that the screws don’t stick out of the board. Drill in enough to sink the head of the screw, but not too deep. I practiced a few times on scrap wood to get the feel.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand
After your board and feet have pilot holes drilled, first partially screw the screw into the board and then line up the foot and screw until tight.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand
With all four feet screwed on, then add wood glue to the top of the board and add the other board face down so that the routed edges are facing each other. Then clamp and allow to completely dry.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand
While the glue is drying, string enough wooden beads to fit the circumference of the riser, making sure to add a few more than you think you’ll need and leave enough string to tie off later.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand
Once the glue is dry, stain the riser and the beads with the Farmhouse stain.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand
Once the stain is dry, glue the wood beads to the riser, one side at a time. Once a side is dry, glue another side, tying the string on the fourth side. Cut the string once the glue is dry.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand
Once the glue is dry, I added one coat of whitewash stain. Once the whitewash stain is dry, I added a polyurethane finish to protect the top surface for wear and tear.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand

That’s it, so simple and pretty! You don’t have to use wooden beads, but they’re a nice detail. You can use taller or shorter feet, or different sized boards. You can paint the riser or leave it natural – whatever you prefer. I think this DIY project makes a great gift and I intend on making a few to give this holiday season. If you like projects that are easy, that you can do quick steps for and then walk away for periods of time, you’ll love this one. Each step by itself is easy and quick, but the drying time takes time. I think I got my money’s worth on this $10 DIY. I absolutely love how it looks and I love that there’s now sawing required. If you like DIY home and craft projects and decorating inspiration and ideas, be sure to subscribe to my blog. You will also receive my free eBook on shelf styling which includes my easy-to-follow recipe for designer styled shelves. Thanks so much for checking out this post. Be sure to Pin it for later.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand

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