Introduction: Box Lamp
Materials and Tools:
Three slats of 12x4" wood
One lightbulb and socket
Four unsplit chopsticks
Steel wire (or any comparable wire)
A piece of 30x12" textile (the thinner, the better)
A hot glue gun
Step 1: Prepare Your Wood
I took my original piece of 12x12" and cut it into thirds, then sanded them down.
Step 2: Glue Together the Base
Laying one slat flat on the ground, use your hot glue to append the other two to its sides. I used a book to make sure they being glued at a 90 degree angle.
Step 3: Make Seating for Your Light
Take two pairs of unsplit chopsticks and glue them together so their length is 12". They should bridge across the top of your wooden slats perfectly. Once they've cooled, glue them to the top of your slats.
Step 4: Attach the Light
Taking your steel wire, cut a length and wrap it around the socket you're using. Add two hook on opposite sides, then wrap those hooks around your chopsticks to keep your socket steady and in place. Make sure your socket and its wiring doesn't rise above the chopsticks.
Step 5: Glue Your Cable Into Place
Glue it to one side slat, to keep it out of the way.
Step 6: Ready Fabric
Cut it to size. If anything, err on the side of too much; you'll be trimming off the excess.
Step 7: Attach Your Fabric and Finish
Using hot glue, attach the fabric to all sides of your wooden slats, drawing it tightly and evenly covering the open space where your bulb rests. Using scissors, trim excess fabric.
Plug your lamp in, and you're set.