Step 1: Gathering Stuff
anyways your here for the lamp, so,
I don't have a cnc or lazercutter , I do everything the old fashioned way, so it's cutting and sanding and glueing etc etc, first off you'll need:-
1, 2x 12 foot lengths of inch by inch
2,saw or mitre saw
3,sanding belt, or just sanding paper
6,good old coffee
7,a few electrical bits, a lamp bulb holder, wire and plug(all easily picked up from a hardware store)
8,e6000 or evo stick, or any glue that's OK with heat and drys pretty quick.
Step 2: Cutting
To set it up, I clamped a piece of scrap wood an inch from the blade, then did a test cut to make sure it was correct, then I set to it, I think around 300 blocks out of the 2 lenghts of wood.
Step 3: Sanding
sanding every block, and every edge, this took a while, about 4 hours, it was mind numbing, and repetitive, and after an hour, your hands will hurt, but take breaks or spread it out, whatever it takes to get the job done, and job done! 300 nearly identical blocks ready to play with.
Step 4: Setting Base and Light Base
anyways, set out your Base, 6 x 6 blocks, make sure there is room for your bulb, I used a set square to true everything up, then use the e6000 or whatever glue you decided to use, and start sticking the Base together.
Step 5: Design and Layout
I found you can do a row or 2 at a time with the e6000 glue, then give it half hour to set enough to start the next few rows,
Step 6: This Bits Up to You.....
At this point, it helps to have a set square,and build it on a flat table or work space, I found you can stick quite a few at a time the run the set square up to the Tower and make sure your not waving or leaning.
Step 7: Keep Going!
Also. Before you get to high, wire in your light, (in the uk) it's 2 wires, there's nothing hard about it at all, but if your unsure, do a search specific to your country about wiring a plug, I'm not sure if wires differ in different countries so I don't want to blow you up by accident.
Step 8: And There You Go!
Thanks for looking!