Introduction: DIY Desktop Lamp (The Lighthouse)

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Hey there.

This is my attempt to create a lamp in a simplest way, using as few elements as possible, and in the same way a lamp that you can notice and pay attention once you see it.

The construction is made of wood, which I painted in red and white.

Take a look at what you need and how to make it.
This way, please.

Step 1: Materials + Tools.

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All you need is this:

A piece of wood 4 by 4 cm., around 30 cm in length.
Another piece of wood 12 by 12 cm., for the base.

Switch, cable, LED light bulb, bulb socket, plug.
Paint of your choice.

Drill, drill bits, forstner bit, sand paper, files, saw,

Step 2: Time to Drill and Paint.

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Make all the necessary holes, using the appropriate bits.
Sand the wood and apply some layers of paint.
Wait for the paint to dry and move to the next step.

Step 3: Wiring.

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For this part you will need: screws, screwdriver, pliers.
Measure the length of the cable and then feed the cable through the base and the stem.
Install the bulb socket and then connect the switch.

Step 4: Turn It On.

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There you have it.
Ideally It could have turned a little better. There are few things that can improve the overall look of the lamp. First, better paint, a bit glossy maybe; more sanding.
All in all, not so bad.


sickgirl123 (author)2014-03-18

I love your ideas.i needed a desk lamp

shazni (author)2014-03-12

I love your lamps! It always has clean line designs :-)

andrea biffi (author)2014-03-11

great design!

This looks awesome! I love the bright colors and bold design.

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