Another concrete lamp, one of my favorites. It will take you less than 30' to make one!
Let's see how...
Parts you need:
A plastic food box, a complete cord (with switch and plug), an E27 socket, two socket rings and a rubber protective furniture pad.
Tools you need:
Rubber to metal adhesive (I mostly use the 3M Industrial Adhesive), vinyl electrical tape, super glue, a screwdriver, a modelling knife, a reamer, a marker and a soldering iron.
Mark and cut with the soldering iron a hole about 40mm for the socket, then trim the hole with the modeller's knife.
Make a 14mm hole for the cord.
Make a hole at the side of the socket for the wires.
Before assembling socket dont forget to install the rubber pad which will protect the cable from bending.
Socket assembled and insulated with super glue. The ring also was glued.
Cover the holes of the ring with electrical tape.
Double check you have applied electrical tape to every hole and super glue between upper and lower socket part.
Put all parts together. Rings will keep the socket in place and pad will secure the cord.
This is how it should look.
Fill with concrete and let it cure for 24h.
Then cut mold with the soldering iron.
Let it dry properly.
Wet-sand the bottom with 150 grit sandpaper.
Apply self adhesive pads and trim the edge.
Fine wet-sand it with 800 grit sandpaper and replace the plastic ring with a metal plated one if you like.
Now your lamp is ready.
I use a blue led string bulb and I love it!
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