These days a part of our home is being repaired and we use teakwood for that purpose. However, while the carpenter was dealing with a big wooden log he has found that there's a hole in it. As it cannot be used for the purpose he had cut that part out and sent it to be used as firewood.
But when I saw this useless piece of "firewood I saw a strange beauty in it. Therefore I decided to add a value to it by making a modern nightlamp with it.
However, as this is teakwood the appearance of this piece of wood itself is mind arresting. So emphasizing the patterns on this wood is essential in this project. Anyway, don't forget that cutting edge architecture is always in search of the natural look of valuable timber. And that "wooden quality" makes this thing a "hotel style" night lamp.
Step 1: Give It a Shape
I love squares and straight edges. So I decided to give this nightlamp a neat cuboid shape. The flat surfaces of the cuboid shape also help to emphasize the natural lines on Teakwood.
To do this I cut out two slices from the top and bottom of the piece of wood with the help of the carpenters' table saw(i don't have one). I used a tri-square to draw a perpendicular line and did the cut along that line.
Then I ground off any remaining irregularities with an angle grinder.
Step 2: Make a Home for the Electronics
The next move, the space for the electronic components should be created. I cut a hole that has a bit more space than needed because I expect to add a few more modifications (like turning on automatically at night) in the near future. I located the place that this hole should be using a screwdriver. Refer to the images and you will understand. (i got a bit deeper because I didn't want the led to be visible from the outside)
I didn't follow exact dimensions when cutting this hole. However, the dimensions of the resulting hole were 5.6cm x 5.8cm x 1-1.5cm
*Anyway it's very important to keep the length of this hole at least 2mm higher than the breadth. Because the cover of this hole will slide along the length while replacing batteries.
Step 3: Drill a Hole for the LED
When drilling this hole I followed the "screwdriver " step again to confirm the location (steps shown in the images related to locating the place using a screw driver should be repeated on another side. Then using the two pencil marks, decide the location of the hole and the depth that should be drilled) . Drill all the way to the natural hollow.
Step 4: Time for the Makeup!
I mean we have to polish it!!
Step 5: Make the Most Epic Switch in the World!
Choose a beautiful piece of the same type of wood. Measure it with the ruler - cut it with a hand saw - grind with the angle grinder (The person who invented the angle grinder is a God indeed!!!!) and polish this slice of wood with sandpapers to get the following dimensions.
Length - 5.4cm
Breath - 5.2cm
Height - 0.6cm
And now all the hard work is finished! :)
Step 6: Be Careful in This Step -
And then the finest works should be done.
I use 4 brass nails (with their heads cut with pliers. All the measurements are approximate except the length of the nails that should be out of this switch cover.
Refer to the images for clear understanding.
Step 7: Time for the Circuit
First of all, prepare the led as shown in the image (Al stripe acts as a heatsink ) and incert it to the relevant hole. I had to drill some additional holes in the square hole to insert battery case and the switch.
I glued all the things instead of the battery case.
Step 8: Just Watch This Video
Step 9: Wooooood Preserve..........
I use this causeway clear wood preserver.with thinner in1:3/proportion.