Wood Turned Lamp




About: I am a graduate from Savannah College of Art and Design. With a passion for making things I always go into a project with the hopes that I come out of it with a better way of how to do something. I do repli...

I've seen versions of this kind of lamp around the internet but I figured I'd give it a shot. It's made from several different varieties of wood.

Step 1: Turn Blanks

Take the blanks and put them up on the lathe. Using your various turning tools shape them to your hearts content.

Step 2: Repeat Again and Again

Repeat for each one of your different wood blanks.

Step 3: Drill Holes

The base blank needs a the hole through it like all of them but it also needs one through the side for the power cable. The rest I drilled through at different points to allow for shifting them to create an interesting form overall.

Step 4: Final Layup and Wiring

Once you have the pieces positioned the way you want them, its time to wire the whole thing up. I purchased a cord, lamp harp, and bulb kit from home depot and assembly is crazy simple.

Step 5: Enjoy Your New Lamp

Put a lamp shade on it, screw in a light bulb, plug it in, and enjoy!



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    8 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    I totally dig this lamp! It's very creative and cool looking, not to mention you used so many different types of wood! Nice job Magicman391.


    4 years ago

    Woods starting from the bottom are maple, elm, cherry, ambrosia maple, Purple Heart, and Birdseye maple.


    4 years ago

    Could you tell me the types of wood you used? This is incredibly beautiful. I love the dark wood.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    I like it! It almost has a Dr. Seuss feel to it. Nice job :)

    Bill WW

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Nice work! Good to know where to buy the parts, I have plans to turn a lamp, thanks.

    I'm pretty new to wood turning (but not wood working)! With my limited experience, I would have to cut those big blanks down into rough cylinders on a band saw before turning. Already broke one gouge.