After a long cold winter, the sunlight is getting warmer and we enjoy to go back outside: the first flowers blossoming, the birds singing, … This atmosphere of springtime inspired me to create a new table lamp.
This lamp is easy to make and cost around 30 dollars.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
- Wooden sticks (10 mm in diameter)
- Decorative glass egg
- 10w LED heat sink (110 mm in diameter, 17 mm high)
- Bridgelux Micro SM4 LED (BXPX-27G0400-B)
- 700 ma LED-driver (wall plug type)
- two screws M2
- Wood glue
- Solder iron
- Thermal paste
- Bar clamps
Step 2: Sawing and sanding
Start by sawing the round wooden sticks in to approximately 10 cm pieces.
You can use any saw suitable for wood to do so. I used a small handsaw.
I sawed around 55 pieces. But you could end up with more or less pieces.Next, sand both ends of every piece with 240 grid sand paper.
Step 3: Gluing
Make two squares with the wooden sticks and glue them together using wood glue.
Glue the two squares on top of each other so that it looks like a star. This gives a good base for the heat sink to rest on.
Make four triangles by gluing each stick on top of the other. Glue each triangle to the star shape base in a 45° angle, use bar clamps to hold them together. Note: you don't have to glue them precisely in a 45° angle it is just an indication.
From now on you can just randomly glue the remaining sticks on and through the base to create the nest shape.