How to make a lamp with green waste?
Two pieces of driftwood and a coconut, that's all you need to make a unique and beautiful lamp.
Step 1: Materials and Tools:
electrical wire with a switch
different size of glasses
As you will see english isn't my mother tongue, so my instruction aren't perfect but you should understand, if not there are pictures !
Step 2: Draw Your Design
Before drilling you need to draw roughtly a design on your coconut.
I'm not very good at drawing so I'm using glasses or other stuff to draw my circles. You can use anything to draw a pattern.
Don't forget to draw a hole for the lightbulb socket to go throught, mine is 26mm diameter so I used a 26mm drill bit.
When your drawing is finished, you can start drilling. Don't worry If it is not perfect you can correct it on the way.
Step 3: Time to Drill
Ok, now let's start drilling.
I make small holes (2 mm diameter) so it's easier with a dremel, but if you don't own one you can perfectly use a regular drill.
As you can think, the smallest is your hole, the longest it will be.
As you can see, I make a hole to hold the coconut on the base with the lightbulb socket. The bigger one at the top is to put the lightbulb in place, and later to change it.
When all the drilling is done, you can sand the coconut, to erase the drawing and obtain a nice smooth finish.
Step 4: Assembling the Base
First, I drill a 26mm hole profund enough to place the lightbulb socket, and in the middle of this one, drill another one to pass your electrical wire through the wood.
Make two holes on your base (I used two nails to know where to drill) , place your driftwood on top and screw from under to hold it together.
Next step is to connect your wire with the socket. Pass the wire through the base, and open up the lightbulb socket.
My bulb socket separates on 3 parts, put the first one through the wire,. The second one is to connect your wires. Just unscrew pass the wire in and screw back. When it's done, you can reassemble your socket. Put it on the hole you made before.
Step 5: Put Together the Coconut on the Base
To assemble those two parts, we put the coconut on the socket by the hole we made before. To hold it together, I use the ring of the lightbulb socket. Screw the ring until your coconut it's blocked.
Now just put the lightbulb in place an try it.
I hope you understand my instructions.
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