Porus Lamp

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Introduction: Porus Lamp

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Second Prize in the
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First Prize in the
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Floor lamp is made out of reused Cardboard boxes. The sustainability and properties of the paper cardboard makes the lamp unique and environmental friendly from standard floor lamp. This product introduces a new stage to the life cycle of the packing boxes.

Step 1: TECHNIQUE

Making of this lamp went to a extend to attain maximum sustainability and minimum energy. The whole lamp consist of three components viz.  Strip cardboard composite box (which is main component), serial light (straight from market) and wooden ply box stand.

Step 2: CUT & LAYOUT

Construction technique of main strip cardboard composite box are

1. Used cardboard are cut to identical strips( i have cut manually). Lots and lots of strip :).

2. Lay these strips to desired pattern

3. and glue them up together.

Repeat 1 to 3 steps 4 time to make 4 faces of the lamp.

Step 3: COMPOSE

4. Fixed the panels to form the shade of the lamp

5. The primary component of the Lamp
     a. Used cardboard strip composite box.
     b. A serial light
     c. Wooden ply box to hold the cardboard strip box, painted to desired color.

Step 4: PROPERTY

The properties of the cardboard leaves a porus surface, which scatters/diffuses the light. And the accent patterns of lights are through the staggered void.

Step 5: LIGHT THROUGH SUSTAINABILITY

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I will be trying this Instructable soon, can you tell me what kind of lights did you use? Maybe a link to where you brought them? Very nice Instructable, BTW!

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inspired By your porus lamp, i did that :

I was wondering what you did to the corners to make them look a bit neater. And what were the dimensions of your strips of cardboard?

The dimension of the cut cardboard is 15mmx250mm.Edge was series of strips (continuous) with no staggered void.

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Beautiful

i don't get one thing: when the strips are glued together,are they glued on any firm base or something? if they are simply glued,how are they able to stand erect in the next step?

They have been glued together to form a panel/surface, (try it out they are quite rigid) in turn these surface are arranged and glue together to form a box (the lamp shade). Yes, this box is not heavy enough to stand in it own, so that where the base black box (made out of ply wood) comes in.

congrats on second prize :D

This is a brilliant idea, very neatly done and described. I bought a metal bed recently and got a lots of cardboard....yaaayyy this is definitely my next project.
Thank you so much.
Do you think using a wooden frame will add more durability??