Introduction: How to Make a Wooden Desk Lamp

Are you looking for a unique and stylish desk lamp to light up your work space? Check out this tutorial on how to make a wooden desk lamp!

This desk lamp is easy to make, and it looks great in any room of your house. With just a few simple supplies, you can have your very own desk lamp in no time at all!

If you're a fan of unique and stylish desk lamps, then this tutorial is definitely for you! We'll show you how to make a wooden desk lamp with simple step-by-step instructions, so you can have a lamp that you'll love and use every day!


Step 1:

First of all, I drew the ceiling of the lamp. Sorry, I don’t have drawings, all the plans are in my head). Using a band saw, I cut out the lampshade

Step 2:

I made the base of the lamp round. I used 22mm plywood.

Step 3:

Step 4:

I took 4 pieces:

- 4 strips of 30mm wide by 400mm long pieces

You can vary the length of the strips according to how long you want the lamp necks to be, as with the base. Do take note that if you make the strips too long and the base too short, it will cause stability problems with the lamp.

I used a bottle cap to add some radius on the corners. using a saw, cut the edges and cleaned with sandpaper

Step 5:

Using my router table i copied the rounding for all planks

Step 6:

P.s. Here's a video of how i built my mini trimmer table

Step 7:

Align two strips of wood and mark out the centre of the intersection of the two pieces and drill a hole 

This is to make sure that the joint will fit nicely and have a good structural integrity.

Step 8:

Using my edge router, I made a recess for the LED strip. The tape will be covered with acrylic glass

Step 9:

For the design I wanted the arms to have a space in the middle but you could keep them solid. Еo cut the spaces in the middle of the arms i used my router table.

Step 10:

I painted the lamp shade and base with white paint, and left the arms in the natural color of the wood. Just varnished them

Step 11:

I hid the LED driver in the base of the lamp and covered it with 4mm thick plywood. I didn't paint the plywood, I just varnished it.

Step 12:

On the neck down strip of wood, I drill 8mm hole through the half depth of the wood as shown.

Your wire would be threaded through these 2 new wire holes.

Thread your wire through the lamp neck top, starting from the first hole going down to the base as shown. You can vary the way in which the wire goes through the lamp according to your preferences.

Step 13:

I used acrylic glass to bury the LED strip. Using sandpaper, I rounded the corners and installed it in the lampshade.

Step 14:

I hope you liked that idea and you'll try to make it :)

Step 15:

For more information on how I made a table lamp, you can watch my video. If you like my ideas, I will be glad if you subscribe to my YouTube channel POLKILO, so you don't miss new videos.

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