Today I'll show you, how I made this medieval style lantern!
I made it as a cool camping equipment for larp and historical events.
Step 1: What you will need?
- rawhide (I used canvas, but I hope I'll have some rawhide from my friend soon)
- wood plank
- wooden sticks
- thread and needle
Step 2: Bases
First step is to make some bases from wooden plank.
Choose your dimensions and shape (I wanted to make two lanterns, so one is a square and second one is an octagon).
Then just cut it on the saw.
After that clean it and champfer the edges with a belt sander (or just use a sand paper or a file)
Step 3: Assembling
As a next step, take sticks and cut them to desired length. Now take your bases and drill holes for the sticks according to the diameter of sticks and then drill some airholes (the bigger the better!). Then try to insert sticks in the holes so you would see, if they fit ( mine came out pretty crooked :D).
After that attach some candle holder. I used a piece of sheet metal and a nail.
Last step is to glue sticks and bases together. I only used 7 of them, because I needed some space for door and spaces between sticks were too small.
Step 4: Wrapping
Now leave a joiner job for a moment because it's time to take a parchment or canvas and needle with thread.
Measure the circumference and height of the lantern and sketch it on canvas. Be sure to add some space for stitching.
Then just cut it out and sew it to the lantern.
It's good to use pins ;)