Plant parents will love this 3 tier plant stand with light - IKEA Hackers

Plant parents will love this 3 tier plant stand with light

I was wandering through the “As-Is” section at IKEA and saw the discounted HEKTAR floor lamp. 

HEKTAR floor lamp

I was inspired to pair nature with the simple industrial look of this lamp.

Turned out to be a versatile piece that maintained its elegant form with added function. Especially if you are a plant parent. 

3 tier plant stand with grow lights

Related: DIY Seed-starting shelves


IKEA items used: 
Other materials:
  • 3/4″ Conduit Hangers
  • Grow lights
  • 5-star knob with 1/4″ x 1″ stem
  • 1″ x 8″ x 24″ hardwood plank 
  • Wooden Trays (can be made or purchased on WMBH etsy store
Tools: 

(only necessary if building trays)

3 tier plant stand instructions:

Step 1:

Building the Wooden Trays 

Measure and trace three circles on your plank of wood. 

Cut out the circular trays with a jigsaw.

jigsaw cut

Sand the edges to get to a perfect round shape.

sanding

Alternatively: 

You can purchase a set of premade oak trays on the WMBH Etsy store

Step 2: 

Mounting Hardware

Pre-drill a pilot hole into the edge of the wooden tray.

Fasten the conduit hanger to the wooden tray.

wooden tray
Step 3: 

Mount the Trays

Attach the conduit hanger to the lamp post.

Adjust to the desired height on the post.

Replace the hanger bolt with the 5-star knob and tighten.

fastening bolt
Step 4: 

Lighting

Identify the right spectrum of light for your plants.

Install grow light bulbs into the HEKTAR Lamp.

3 tier plant stand with grow lights
3 tier plant stand with grow lights
3 tier plant stand with grow lights

Related: Indoor plant needs light? Try this Plant Tray / Display with Light


How long and how much did it cost?
  • Time: 3 hours
  • Cost: 
    • Oak Plank: $9. (cutoffs from any woodshop work great)
    • Conduit Hangers: $1.50
    • Grow Lamps: $16-$30 (make sure you find the right bulb that safely works for the HEKTAR lamp specs)

See the video of the 3 tier plant stand with grow lights on my Instagram and Pinterest.

~ by Josiah Cope