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This is a lamp that you can do with all the scrap wood left over from all your old projects....you can make it as tall as you want with no problem :-)
By the way...get ready for a load of photographs.....certain things are best explained by pictures!
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Step 1: Materials

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Wood preservative
wood stain ( oil or water based)
clear polythene varnish
aluminum sheet
nails and screwdriver (or drill and screwdriver)-for tin punching
bulb holder
insulated wire
on/off switch
1/4" square dowels
wood glue
miter clamps
barbecue skewers
drill bit with 1/8" bit ( the size of the barbecue sticks)

Step 2: Chop your wood

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Gather all your scrap wood and start chopping it in to approximate squares. It doesn't have to be perfect as it would add to the beauty of the lamp.
Some reclaimed wood will also look nice as it would add to the texture of the lamp.
Find the center of the blocks and drill a hole through
For the base cut a larger square block and cut a thin plywood the same size. Drill the hole only in the base plate..cut a slot for the wire and drill pilot holes in the plywood to screw  and fix it to the base plate.
Sand the blocks...I sanded the edges too as i have children. Now treat the wood with wood preservative.
Stack the blocks randomly till you achieve the height you want. If you are going to stain all the same color then it's  not a problem. As I was doing this for my cousin and she wanted assorted colors...I marked around the hole which colors that particular block would be.
Now stain your wood. If you want a darker color ...repeat the stain. Don't worry if it looks dull once dry...the clear finish will bring out the color.
wow wow!!! um in love with this one.. like it sooo much...
HollyMann2 years ago
shazni (author)  HollyMann2 years ago
Thanks :-D
abdaaq2 years ago
wow...this is really pretty....good job...
shazni (author)  abdaaq2 years ago
uziham2 years ago
wow........... very nice.....
786Ayesha2 years ago
This is awesome.How many days or hours did you spend on this?
shazni (author)  786Ayesha2 years ago
I cant say exactly as i did it when ever i had a free moment...some times that free moment was at 1 am. :-D
xpat732 years ago
This is really beautiful.What a lot of work in it.Really time consuming work.
shazni (author)  xpat732 years ago
Actually the staining and sanding took most of the time. The tin punching was much quicker as i stacked all 4 panels together and drilled with a rotary tool. only the straight lines take a bit of time so i did less of those :-). Thanks for the comment
wow...love it :-)