I opted to create a standing lamp with the connecting steel pipe as thin as possible. The lamp had to represent something elegant and unusual, with the use of modern lighting technology.
With the right tools this lamp is easy to make.
The total cost was around 25 dollar.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
- MDF (12mm thick)
- Steel pipe (12 mm in diameter, 175 cm in height)
- 15w LED panel and driver (cheap ebay type)
- Power cord (4 m)
- Foot switch
- Paint (white and red)
- Felt tape (round 25 mm)
- Drill bit (6 mm, 12 mm)
- Sandpaper (240 grid)
- Paint brush, roller
- a pair of compasses
Step 2: Drawing
Start by drawing a lot of circles with a pair of compasses on a 12 mm MDF board:
- 2x 5 cm
- 2x 8 cm
- 2x 11 cm
- 2x 14 cm
- 2x 17 cm
- 2x 26 cm
- 4x 20 cm
Draw a 18 cm circle on the inside of two 20 cm circles. Draw a 12 cm circle on the inside of the remaining two 20 cm circles.
Step 3: Sawing, drilling and gluing
Use a jigsaw to saw all the circles out. Do not forget to saw the inner circles out.
Drill a 6 mm hole in the center of every circle.
Glue the circles in the following order together: 5+8+11+14+17+26+26 cm for the bottom piece and 5+8+11+14+17+20+20+20+20 cm for the top piece.
Drill a 4 cm deep hole on top of the previously drilled 6 mm holes using a 12 mm drill bit.