Ring in summer with this simple and very doable Modern DIY Acacia Wood Plant Stand! When you’re a plant mom you know your plants need chic homes too!
I swear someone might actually think I have a green thumb with all of the DIY plant stands that 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!
This is why it made the roundup of our favorite DIY plant stand ideas.
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, you’ll buy up one of these guys to DIY sometime over the next few days…
Materials and Tools Needed to Make a DIY Modern Acacia Wood Plant Stand
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.
How to Make an Indoor DIY Acacia Wood Plant Stand
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.
Step 1 — Cut your acacia wood log into four equal pieces.
Then, use your saw to cut a hole in the center of each piece, large enough to fit your plant pot.
Step 2 — Use E6000 to glue the wood plates to the flat brass cap nuts and use clamps to hold them in place while they seal.
Step 3 — Sand the edges of the holes you just cut, as well as the outside of each log piece. This will help prevent splinters.
Step 4 — Now it’s time to attach the legs or casters.
Drill four small holes in each log piece spaced evenly apart.
Then, screw in the legs or casters, using two screws for each.
Step 5 — Finally, place your plant pots inside the holes and screw them into place with the large screws.
Be sure to use a washer between the screw head and the pot to prevent any water damage.
I regret all of that work and in hindsight would just build the stand as-is and glue the wood plates on top to save time.
If you do have a few extra minutes, we do recommend sticking to our tutorial since it is sturdier using screws instead of glue.
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?
Don’t forget to pick out unique houseplants to go inside!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Kind Of Wood Should I Use For A Plant Stand?
If you’re going to be using the plant stand outside, then you’ll need to choose a type of wood that can withstand the elements.
Some good choices for outdoor plant stands include cedar, teak, and eucalyptus.
If you’re looking for a more affordable option, then you can opt for pine or fir.
Just make sure that you seal the wood properly to protect it from the elements.
If you’re looking for a plant stand to use indoors, then you have a bit more freedom when it comes to choosing the type of wood.
Some good choices include maple, cherry, and oak. You can also opt for a more exotic wood like mahogany or bamboo.
Just make sure that the wood is properly sealed so that it doesn’t stain your floors.
We opted for acacia for a midcentury look.
Will Wooden Planters Rot?
If you’re thinking about adding some wooden planters to your home, you might be wondering if they’ll eventually rot.
The answer is: it depends. Here’s what you need to know about the durability of wooden planters.
Wooden planters can be made from a variety of different woods, each with its own unique properties.
Some woods are more durable than others, and some are naturally resistant to rot.
If you’re worried about your wooden planters rotting, it’s important to choose high-quality wood that will withstand the elements.
There are a few things you can do to help extend the life of your wooden planters.
First, make sure they’re properly sealed with a water-resistant sealant. This will help protect the wood from moisture and weather damage.
You should also regularly check your planters for any signs of rot or damage, and repair or replace them as necessary.
More Easy DIY Plant Projects to Try
- DIY Mini Face Planters
- DIY Mini Copper Planters and organizers
- DIY Mid Century Stand Planters
- Bundt Pan Planter
DIY Acacia Wood Plant Stand
- Super glue or E6000 glue
- 1 Ikea PS plant stand
- 3 acacia wood plate
- 8 flat socket cap screw optional
- 8 connecting cap nut optional
- 3 clamp optional
- Cut your acacia wood log into four equal pieces.
- Then, use your saw to cut a hole in the center of each piece, large enough to fit your plant pot.
- Use E6000 to glue the wood plates to the flat brass cap nuts and use clamps to hold them in place while they seal.
- Sand the edges of the holes you just cut, as well as the outside of each log piece. This will help prevent splinters.
- Now it’s time to attach the legs or casters.Drill four small holes in each log piece spaced evenly apart. Then, screw in the legs or casters, using two screws for each.
- Finally, place your plant pots inside the holes and screw them into place with the large screws.