Introduction: Turnable Table Lamp

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Here's an instructable to make a cosy table lamp that you can turn in three ways.

This was a school project from a year ago an I decided to make an instructable of it.
We had to make a new kind of table lamp using wood.

Step 1: What Do You Need?

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What do you need?

• 2 oakwood planks; dimensions: 12mm*18mm*2400mm
• 1m Led-strip
• Thelephone linecord
• sandpaper
• wood to make plugs (see picture)
• glue for wood
• soldering iron

Step 2: Worksheets

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In the pictures you can see the dimensions from the oakwood and how you connect them.

You have to make 4 squares and 5 triangles.

Dimensions for the squares:

each plank has to be 14cm long, you need 16 planks.

Dimensions for the triangles:

the short sides of the triangles have to 14cm long and the long sides 17cm.

you need 10 short sides and 5 long sides.

Dimensions for the plugs:

the plugs need to be 2cm long.

Dimensions for the Led-strips:

the Led-strips need to be 7cm long, you need 3 of them.

Step 3: Cutting the Wood

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Use an electric cuttingmachine to cut the oakwood in 45° angles.

Use some sandpaper to flatten the surfaces.

Step 4: Connecting the Planks

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Connect the planks with wood glue. Make sure you have 4 squares and 5 triangles.

Step 5: Making the Model

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First of all, make some holes in the wood to place in the plugs.

Then connect them with wood glue like you see in the pictures.

Step 6: Soldering

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Solder the thelephone cable to the Led-strips to connect them.

Then stick the 3 Led-strips to your lamp.

Step 7: Enjoy Your Lamp

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You can turn your lamp in 3 stands.


j1vvy (author)2014-12-27

To help see how this looks in 3D can you post a short video just moving the camera around the lamp. Only need to move the camera a few feet and be a few seconds long.

Add something for scale. It is hard to tell from the pictures looking down or across at it.

Olike (author)j1vvy2014-12-28

Pictures are added in step 5 :)

Olike (author)j1vvy2014-12-27

If that helps i will make some pictures from different angles :-)

goldenshuttle (author)2014-12-27

Very tasteful. Great work of art.

jwalnation (author)2014-12-25

Am I the only one lost in how exactly these were all connected. I've looked back, compared everything, reread, but I am still lost. The key step (actually assembling it), as far as I have picked up, is drill holes for the plugs and then assemble it, ta-dah! There's no specificity in where the plugs should be placed or how and where the pieces should be connected with one another.

Other than that, I love the design and final result itself.

Olike (author)jwalnation2014-12-26

Dimensions are placed in the instructable, see the new pictures in step 5. :)

Olike (author)jwalnation2014-12-25

you are right. i forgot this step with those dimensions, i'll make sure they will be placed in the instructable this week :-)

dr_peru (author)2014-12-24

Nice piece! Next time, you can build a turnable turntable lamp, so you can see you vinyls while DJing ;)

tomatoskins (author)2014-12-24

This looks great! If you haven't already, you should enter this into the wood contest! Keep up the good work!

Olike (author)tomatoskins2014-12-24

yes i already have xp and thanks

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