There is not much to say except that this lamp is COMPLETELY made with cardboard! 

I hope I can make this instructable easy enough for all of you to try it.
I needed a lot of patience to make this lamp but the results are worth it. I can't tell you enough how rewarding it is! :)

Step 1:

Draw many little strips 5mm x 8cm (0.19 x 3.14 inches) on a thick piece of cardboard and cut them.
I can't tell exactly how many you need because it depends very much on how thick your strips are but you can make some now and some later.

To obtain the effect of this lamp, you need corrugated fiberboard.
<p>wow that's great :D</p>
<p>Wow, you need so much patience for this project. It looks quite nice and simple, though. May try it soon. </p>
<p>This looks so awesome! I think a laser cutter would make short work of a project like this. If only I could get my hands on one.</p>
nice! simple yet elegant! like it :)
That idea is so fresh It should be shrink wrapped.<br>Good job bro
I can't make strips
very original idea, I will definitely try it. wish to see more from you.
<p>How do you make it not flammable???</p>
<p>You simply have to use a LED light bulb, like I recommended on the instructions. LED bulbs don't get hot so they won't burn the cardboard.</p>
<p>Beautiful piece of Art.............</p>
<p>Thanks a lot! :)</p>
i am going to try it definitely....
<p>So happy to know that! Can you share a picture of your lamp when you are done? I would LOVE to see it!! :)</p>
<p>OMG!! i love this...im getting excited on making it!!</p>
<p>Aw thank you so much! Please post a picture here if you can, I'm so curious to see it :)</p>
Sure i will! i have just started working on it!! once it finish....i'll upload pics! :) xx
<p>I can't wait!! :) Have fun!</p>
<p>im finally done with it!! its not as neat as yours....i tried my best!! :) xx</p>
<p>Yaaayyyy! It looks beautiful!!! Who cares if it's not perfect, you did a really great job!! :)</p>
<p>thanx alot!! :) xx</p>
Very cool! I Love it :D Will be making this sometime soon, thanks for sharing it!
Thank you so much! :) Let me know how it turns out, I am curious to see it! :D
I will post it here when i finish it, keep up the cool instructables in the mean time :D
I'll do my best, thank you! :D
I like the over all effect, but I dislike the cardboard appearance, it wouldn't fit my house. I think though covering it with a thin coloured gel, or tissue paper would look awesome though, you'd have the same corrugated lighting effect on a solid colour, rather than cardboard brown. Will probably experiment.
What if you gave it an industrial look using a can of shiny silver spray paint... that might make it fit in more with your d&eacute;cor...
My aim was actually to show that it's cardboard, but you can adjust the project as you prefer of course. I posted my idea, then anybody can create something new starting from it:) I would really like to see how your lamp turns out when you are done!
Here's my version of the lamp. I must say it only looks good from certain angles - where the lamp is not directly viewed.
What if you line the inside with white (or any color) tissue or rice paper. An inexpensive fix and would take care of your problems of viewing it head on... Nice job by the way...
I believe it looks REALLY nice!! Thank you for showing it to me! :) <br>What's wrong with the other angles?
Notice that the picture is taken from a 45 degree angle to the cube. If I were to look directly at one of the sides, I would be able to see the light bulb inside and not be able to see the dimming affect of the cardboard. <br> <br>So whenever we have guests over and I break out the lamp, I made sure to put it in such a way that only the corners can be viewed.
suggested to paint them color before glue them up for better daylight looking.
That's a very good idea! I wanted to keep the natural color of the cardboard but it would be nice to try to color it too :)
Very cool and creative.
Thank you very much!
would really be cool to encase the cardboard squares in clear resin that way they wouldn't be a dust magnet and would also last a long time. for example http://www.dickblick.com/products/castincraft-clear-polyester-casting-resin/
I tend to use what I already have only but that would be a great idea, thank you! :)
wow!!! great idea...:)
Congratulations!! I'm teacher in Malaga (Spain) and since I proposed my pupils (12-13 years old) your lamp, they are excited. This is Denis Contreras Hernandez lamp. He had done all by himself. Thanks for your inspiration.
Oh this is so nice!! I can't believe that it was done by a 12 year old, he did a great job! It makes me really happy, thank you for showing it to me! :)
Awesome project! I did mine following your instructions. <br>You should precise that people should make always the same pattern for a &quot;big square&quot;. If they don't, some strips of different squares will be lined up when you make the cube (like on my picture) and it won't be pretty! Keep up the good work :)
Wow, this is great! It's the first time that someone makes a project following my ideas and it's so rewarding :) Actually yours looks better than mine in some ways :D Thank you so much for showing it to me! <br>And you are right about the pattern, I am sorry I didn't mention that in my instructable, I am going to edit it now!
You're all welcome, it was a pleasure doing it :)
Congratulations!! We are the winners :-).
Yaaay thank you! I am so excited about it! Congratulations to you too!! :)
me toooo :), can't wait to get my hands on those tools :)
Exactly! I hope they arrive soon :D I love your 'ibles by the way!
I am so glad that you love my iBles. As you can see I am a light lover, I loved this cubed lamp of yours :).
Thank you! Since I started to try and make lamps, I too am in love with them now! It's an unlimited world and I keep having new ideas :)
Oh yes, the possibilities are endless :)

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