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Hello, folks.

In this instructable I would like to present to you my take on the "tin can lamp". For quite some time I wanted to do something with an empty can that was sitting around, and since I am a great deal into all-things- lamps, I decided to give it a try.

For this instructable you need some basic materials:

tin can

a piece of wood ( 1.5 by 1.5 cm, 1.5 meters long)

toggle switch

plug

electric cord

2 bolts, 2 nuts

light bulb

light socket


Lets find more in step 1.

Step 1: Tools and meterials.

Picture of Tools and meterials.
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For this instructable you need some basic materials:

tin can

a piece of wood ( 1.5 by 1.5 cm, 1.5 meters long)

toggle switch

plug

electric cord

2 bolts, 2 nuts

4 screws

light bulb

light socket

Wood glue

Varnish

Spray

TOOLS:

drill

drill bits

saw

sand paper

screwdriver

ruler
 
kennismoles11 months ago
great idea
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mak886 made it!1 year ago

Super fun and easy. :D

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leo251 year ago

Great. I think it may look more exciting if you use a transparent paper so it has a soft light.

Xial2 years ago
Wow, this looks quite nice!
I'm thinking that one could also put something in front of the bulb to diffuse the light a bit as well, but I am not sure if it would lead to a heat issue with the bulb inside. Have you tried anything to diffuse the light that you would recommend?
maybolicious (author)  Xial2 years ago
Thank you.
In this particular case there is no need for additional diffusion of the light because the light bulb has a lid that serves as a diffuser, and it gives a very even light distribution. You can try some opaque material as plexiglass or something else?
shazni2 years ago
Love the clean nice look! Will try it as a project for kids.. Thanks
Dima-simfer2 years ago
Very nice. Is it stable on this stand?
maybolicious (author)  Dima-simfer2 years ago
Yes, it is perfectly stable on the stand:) Initially I was not sure how to make the stand. I did consider several options, one of them being white triangular stand on both sides, but in the end I ended up with this one. Of course there is always room for improvisations.
stumitch2 years ago
Great! this is a great one to do with a group of students. wood, metal and electrical... you can't get more comprehensive educationally than that!
claudg19502 years ago
This could easily be screwed to the wall, to free up more desk space. Or used as night lamps. Very nice, really.
Great idea! these would make cool sconces--especially for, say, on either side of the bed. Clears up the space lamps typically take up.
kirnex2 years ago
This looks awesome. You did a great job with it, and it looks like an easy project. Thanks for sharing it--love how yours turned out.
I love this lamp! I'm going to Pinterest it! Thanks!
spylock2 years ago
Love the base,I did one with a old tripod that turned out well,but your base design makes the lamp,nice job.
grumpygrady2 years ago
great info, my dad built one like this in the 60's to shine on our x-mas tree
he used two cans one inside of the other and put it all in a x-mas package
and sat it in front of the tree , red x-mas paper looked good lol
that's for letting me remember some nice times
maybolicious (author) 2 years ago
Thank you for your comments. It's good to see that I am not the only one who likes it :)
This is so Designer :) Thank you so much for sharing.
DaProject2 years ago
Perfect!
BigMrTree2 years ago
Simple...Elegant...Practical. Nice work!!
WrshpMzshn2 years ago
Very clean, modern look. Could also easily be adapted to Craftsman style. I like it!
Kiteman2 years ago
That is very stylish, nice job.