DIY acacia wood plant stand | sugar & cloth

DIY ACACIA WOOD PLANT STAND

DIY acadia wood plant stand | sugar & clothDIY acadia wood plant stand | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

I swear someone might actually think I have a green thumb with all of the plant stand DIY’s I’ve been pulling out of my sleeve here lately. It’s cool though, I’m totally happy with being a poser if it means I get to keep this cute DIY acacia wood plant stand around, I just love it!

Even better, it’s actually an Ikea hack, but I didn’t want to get too crazy on you guys all at once. I mean, I know you only need half a reason to run laps around something with it being Friday and all, but just promise that if you do happen to run by an Ikea on your weekend excitement high that you’ll buy up one of these guys to DIY sometime over the next few days…

DIY acadia wood plant stand | sugar & cloth

Okay, so technically I made this the hard way (i.e.- what you’re seeing in the photos below) because I thought the stand looked better without the white plates that the stand comes with originally. HOWEVER, this project is about 20 times easier if you just install the stand as-is and then generously glue the wooden acacia plates onto the white metal circles with super glue.DIY acadia wood plant stand | sugar & clothDIY acadia wood plant stand | sugar & cloth

If you want to make it our way (where you don’t see any white plates underneath and it looks like the wood plates are floating/stand alone) you install the poles of the Ikea stand as instructed, and instead of attaching the plates, you’ll use the flat socket cap screws and the 8 connecting cap nuts as shown above. THEN you’ll use E6000 to glue the wood plates to the flat brass cap nuts, and use clamps to hold them in place while they seal.

I regret all of that work and in hindsight would just build the stand as-is and glue the wood plates on top.

DIY acadia wood plant stand | sugar & clothDIY acadia wood plant stand | sugar & clothDIY acadia wood plant stand | sugar & cloth

So there you have it! Me making something super simple into something super complicated… and then simple again! Anyone still with me?! Yeah, my bad. At least I’m honest right?

DIY acacia wood plant stand | sugar & cloth

DIY ACACIA WOOD PLANT STAND

DIY acadia wood plant stand | sugar & clothDIY acadia wood plant stand | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

I swear someone might actually think I have a green thumb with all of the plant stand DIY’s I’ve been pulling out of my sleeve here lately. It’s cool though, I’m totally happy with being a poser if it means I get to keep this cute DIY acacia wood plant stand around, I just love it!

Even better, it’s actually an Ikea hack, but I didn’t want to get too crazy on you guys all at once. I mean, I know you only need half a reason to run laps around something with it being Friday and all, but just promise that if you do happen to run by an Ikea on your weekend excitement high that you’ll buy up one of these guys to DIY sometime over the next few days…

DIY acadia wood plant stand | sugar & cloth

Okay, so technically I made this the hard way (i.e.- what you’re seeing in the photos below) because I thought the stand looked better without the white plates that the stand comes with originally. HOWEVER, this project is about 20 times easier if you just install the stand as-is and then generously glue the wooden acacia plates onto the white metal circles with super glue.DIY acadia wood plant stand | sugar & clothDIY acadia wood plant stand | sugar & cloth

If you want to make it our way (where you don’t see any white plates underneath and it looks like the wood plates are floating/stand alone) you install the poles of the Ikea stand as instructed, and instead of attaching the plates, you’ll use the flat socket cap screws and the 8 connecting cap nuts as shown above. THEN you’ll use E6000 to glue the wood plates to the flat brass cap nuts, and use clamps to hold them in place while they seal.

I regret all of that work and in hindsight would just build the stand as-is and glue the wood plates on top.

DIY acadia wood plant stand | sugar & clothDIY acadia wood plant stand | sugar & clothDIY acadia wood plant stand | sugar & cloth

So there you have it! Me making something super simple into something super complicated… and then simple again! Anyone still with me?! Yeah, my bad. At least I’m honest right?

Comments

  • estoyaquidurmiendome@yahoo.com

    04.17.15

    In reference to your Acadia post, do you mean ‘acacia wood?’ Acadia is a vehicle from GMC.

    • Ashley said:

      THANK YOU!!! I literally made this typo EVERY single time… minus linking to the product. I swear my IQ is above a 10, yikes!

      • estoyaquidurmiendome@yahoo.com said:

        glad to help.

  • Brittni

    04.17.15

    Dang! This looks SO good, Ash. I love all of your Ikea hacks.

  • Lynne

    04.17.15

    This is fantastic! I’m doing it for my patio, so thanks!!!

  • Courtney

    04.17.15

    Love it!!!! I am so doing this. We currently struggle to keep plants alive inside because we have UV filters on our windows. I will find a way!

  • Laurie

    04.17.15

    I am a plant serial killer myself, but this is really cute.

  • Dean-365Designs

    04.19.15

    Awesome project, so clean and simple- Looks great!

  • Shana

    04.26.15

    Great hack! What’s the diameter of the plates you used?

  • Donna

    04.28.15

    Great idea. I’m going to try it. Of course if you wanted to get really nuts, you could coat the plates with some WaterLox sealer to protect them from water.

  • Irati

    05.22.15

    Hi! Great ikea hack!! I love it!
    The furniture above… is an Ikea hack too?
    Thanks!

  • Kirsten

    05.23.15

    This looks great! Thank you for this idea, I really have to try it!
    Kirsten

  • cate

    11.10.15

    Love this idea, will definitely be doing it :-) On a random note, I love the the sideboard that appears in the top photo, can you tell us where you got it?

  • Kim

    12.28.15

    Are the plates 12 inches? Thanks!

  • NiKki

    03.19.16

    Looks great. Im wondering where the side tabLe/buffet/dresser in the Photos came from. Love that as well.

    • Ashley said:

      Hi Nikki, it’s actually from West Elm :)

  • Nancy Chong SK

    04.24.16

    How heavy can detain from this racK?

    • Ashley said:

      Small house plant are best! :)

  • Mercadie Spencer

    05.08.16

    What is the plant on the right called! i have been looking for one like that. ;)