After a few weeks without any idea that I really liked, I am finally back with this spiral lamp!
I was in the middle of upholstering a chair in the basement, when I found a bag full of old wood dowels that my father didn't need anymore. I have never really worked with wood but I always wished I could try so I thought this would be the perfect occasion to start doing it!
I didn't want to cut them to make things easier so I played with them for a while before I actually came up with the structure of this lamp.
The dowels I used are about 7cm (2.75 inches) long with a diameter of 5mm (0.19 inches) so the whole lamp is quite small, but it could also be done using bigger dowels.
If you don't have wood dowels, another idea I had would be using paper straws. You can see how I make them on Step 2 here
Anyhow, I always recommend using LED light bulbs or at least low-energy light bulbs
, especially the cold light ones.