This is an oriental-inspired lamp that features hand-made joinery. No nails or screws involved!
You can change the dimensions, construction, etc to fit your needs.
> 1/4" thick wood for the horizontal beams
> 2”x2” wood for the vertical posts
> 1/4" dowel for the legs
> Specialty paper for the lampshade
> Lighting: whatever lighting setup you prefer (keep reading to see the lighting setup I used)
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Step 1: Joinery
I decided to use mortised joints for their strength and to hide the joints for a cleaner appearance. This is a 3D illustration of the joinery.
If I were to do this project again, I would select a different joinery method because I had to chop 16 mortises in total and it was very time consuming. See the next step for the joinery method that I would recommend over this one.