Introduction: 95% Recycled Wood Lamp

About: Just sharing what I enjoy making.

Lamps are a good way to learn how to do wiring an electrical safety if you are a younger robot please get an adult to help.

Step 1: Tools and Materials


  • Drill and Drill bits
  • Screwdriver
  • Sandpaper


  • Wood
  • Switch
  • Lamp Hardware
  • Lead

Step 2: Cut and Sand

I used a reclaimed pallet wood. But any wood witch you can hollow out to add the sitch is okay.

Cut to size and then sand, sand till you can run your hand over it and not get splinters.

Step 3: Drilling

Layout your cord in the way you want it and drill holes for the cord. Then hollow out a hole big enough for the switch to fit in. Next, drill a hole for the top of the switch to go through. This is a messy part and will create a lot of sand dust, so wear a mask and do it in a well-ventilated area that is easy to clean up.EDIT Drill a half hole at the top for the lead to hold it in place at the top.

Step 4: Weiring

BE CAREFUL WHEN WIRING, never have the lamp plugged in will touching wires. Here is a video that can help with the proses. This isn't my video it belongs to John Ward from youtube check him out he does good work. Wiring and being able to be safe with electricity is a good skill to have but I am not an expert and don't wont to tell you the wrong thing. So check out the video and do some research on the best method.

Step 5: Screw and Enjoy

After you are happy with the wiring screw your pieces of wood together and enjoy your handy work.

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