Laser Cut Hanging Lamp

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Introduction: Laser Cut Hanging Lamp

I wanted to try making a lamp using a "living hinge" for the lamp shade.  I was very happy with the design which leaves cool lines on the walls when lit at night.  The lamp is cheap to make and easy to assemble as long as you have access to a laser cutter.  Made at the techshop SF.

Step 1: Parts and Cost

Parts:
Top and bottom pieces: 1/4" thick plywood: 8" x 15"   $5
Sides: 3/16" thick plywood: 6.5" x 23"  $5 (I used walnut veneer)

Hanging lantern cord: $7.25
Similar to:
http://www.amazon.com/Feet-Single-Socket-Paper-Lanterns/dp/B009SCOEQW/ref=pd_sxp_grid_pt_0_0
or
http://www.amazon.com/Paper-Lantern-Power-Cord-Length/dp/B003AK7OP6/ref=pd_sxp_grid_i_1_2

Screws: 6-32, 3/4" x 8 and matching nuts x 8  $2.25

Total cost: $20
Total project time: 1 hour

Step 2: Cut Your Wood

Use the attached files to cut your wood on the laser.


Step 3: Assemble!

1. Place screws through the flexible lamp shade panels and attach nuts
2. Carefully lay the sides over the top and attach, one screw at a time.
3. Attach remaining screws.  
4. Reinforce with a few spots of glue if you like.
5. Attach the lamp/cord

Done!

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