I was wandering through the “As-Is” section at IKEA and saw the discounted 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.
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IKEA items used:
- 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)
(only necessary if building trays)
- Phillips Screwdriver
- Cordless Drill
- 120 Grit Sandpaper
3 tier plant stand instructions:
Building the Wooden Trays
Measure and trace three circles on your plank of wood.
Cut out the circular trays with a jigsaw.
Sand the edges to get to a perfect round shape.
You can purchase a set of premade oak trays on the WMBH Etsy store)
Pre-drill a pilot hole into the edge of the wooden tray.
Fasten the conduit hanger to the wooden tray.
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.
Identify the right spectrum of light for your plants.
Install grow light bulbs into the HEKTAR Lamp.
How long and how much did it cost?
- Time: 3 hours
- 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)
~ by Josiah Cope