Introduction: Laser Cut Hanging Lamp

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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

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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
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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

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

Step 3: Assemble!

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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



JavaCote made it! (author)2016-10-17

It came out awesome! I plan on re-working it a little and making it larger for over my dining room table. I added extra bolts between the frame and the shade which expanded the slats and let more light through.

jaranda7 made it! (author)2015-02-23

I converted to a box, I'll replaced wood for PVC with acrilic and I've printed on it directly to the PVC foam

mhabdank-kołaczkowski (author)2013-03-14

grammers your projects are just and fast. how do you come up with this stuff?

non-instructed (author)2013-03-11

your talent continues to shine. this is a bright example of your skill.

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