Plywood Hexagon Lamp

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About: Industrial Design student at Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Completed Fashion Tailoring school before, now more aimed at learning about product. Becomes quite enthusiastic when sharing ideas. Talent for foreig...

Intro: Plywood Hexagon Lamp

Make this hexagon lamp in 11 simple steps!

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Step 1: You Will Need:

Hammer

Wood glue

Superglue

Nails

Screws

Screwdriver

Hand drill

Ruler

Sandpaper

Magnet

Piece of metal

Light bulb E14 + cord

Filament for 3d printer ( I used white PLA 1.75 mm)

Poplar plywood panels 300x600 mm

Thickness should be:

2 planes 12 mm

1 plane 4 mm

White acrylic sheet (30% light transmission, satin finish)) 400x700mm

Thickness should be 3 mm

Lasercutter
3d-printer

Sander (or use sandpaper)

Step 2: Laser Cutting

Lasercut these files on the 12 mm wooden panels.

Step 3: Laser Cutting

Lasercut this file on the 4 mm wooden panels.

Step 4: Laser Cutting

Lasercut this file on the plexiglass sheet.

Step 5: 3D Printing

Print these files with your 3D printer.

Also glue in the magnet and piece of metal.

Step 6: Glue

Glue the wooden frames together.

Important note!!

There are two frames sized 250 mm.

Only glue one of them!

The other one will serve as a lid later.

Step 7: Closure

Drill holes for the screws on the inside of the 250mm frames.

Attach the 3D printed closure parts with the screws.

Step 8: Hinges

Using the nails, attach the hinges to the the opposite side of the frames.

Step 9: Glue Again

Glue the bottom and lid on.

Step 10: Almost Finished

Drive a screw into the lidframe.

Place the plexiglass sheet into the lid.

The closure and screw will hold it in place.

Insert the light bulb socket trought the hole, then insert light bulb.

Step 11: Finish!

Turn on the lights and voilà!

Good luck and have fun! :)

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    Mikehoog

    2 years ago

    I love this kind of instructable; a great execution of a simple concept. It makes me want to take this idea and put my own spin on it. I'm thinking dyed wood layers with the sides sanded smooth.

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    EstherL6Mikehoog

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you! :)

    Please send a picture if you do make it!

    Would be happy to see it :)

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    Elsie Weber

    2 years ago

    Thank you I think it is wonderfull I am pensioner looking for totally free woodworking ideas with plans please help me to help my self

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    EstherL6Elsie Weber

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you! :)

    If there is anything that needs to be changed in the files, for example you want to make a smaller or bigger hexagon lamp, or a pentagon or triangle, then I will be happy to change the files and send them to you. :)

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    EstherL6FinalVersion

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you :)

    I remember your tv from the exhibition, looks really cool! :)

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    germap

    2 years ago

    Nice design and clear Instructable, thanks!

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    EstherL6watchmeflyy

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you!

    your Light-Up Dry Erase Board is really cool!

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    wold630

    2 years ago

    Very unique lamp and great first instructable!! I can't wait to see what you come up with next! Thank you for sharing your project!

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