Sunday, April 5, 2015

How I made a creative led strip wall lamp out of plywood











I came across this idea on pinterest and I decided to make my own version of it.

You can find out more about the original design here.
Of Course Giles Godwin Brown's original design is far more sophisticated compared to my versio.

First of all I designed the lamp in illustrator  in full size. Then I printed out the design in several A4 sheets of paper. I glued the template on a piece of 15mm plywood.

Then I drilled holes for the blade of my jigsaw. I cut out the hole template with my jigsaw.

Then I sprayed the pieces with anti rust oil to remove the template easily.

I sanded the pieces with 120 grit sandpaper using several items as sanding blocks to match all the different shapes of the piece.

I rounded over the edges using a roundover bit on my router. I mounted the router upside down on my vise.

I made a groove for the led strip to sit on. I first cut some lines with my saw and then used a chisel to remove the rest of the material.

I used a v carving chisel to cut out a thin groove for the wire of the led strip.

I glued the led strip and then added a small bended nail to act as a wire holder.

I applied a coat of teak oil to the piece.

I installed the hardware.

To mount the piece on the wall I used plastic straddling dowels. I also set my drill to the hammer position. 

I drilled the holes on the wall, added the dowels and screwed the base of the lamp in.


My lamp is ready and looks pretty cool!

12 comments:

  1. nice copy! you got an eye for detail. But I noticed, you sure like that brand of teak oil, lol.

    What would be interesting is to see a small video on your tools. really - it would be nice to see how you get so much out of your tools. Thanks Ion!

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  2. Hello my name is Tomas. What an incredibly well designed, can you please email me the drawing of the lamp so I can write it out. Thanks in advance, tomas.lindergren@live.se

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  3. Awesome project
    Can you make a printable PDF of the wood pieces
    Please

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  4. Awesome project
    Can you make a printable PDF of the wood pieces
    Please

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  5. That’s right I really appreciate this article because it content full of information. wall lamp

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  6. Hi My name is Emre . I am from Turkey :) i watched your lamp video . İts so cool :) could you send me the drawing of the lamp ?? İ wanna make same one to my home :) my mail adress : emregulman@hotmail.com Thanks ;)

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  7. Could you send the template to this to me I'm going to make it for my brother as a Christmas present. My email address is benkennedy200@gmail. Com

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  8. Hello, could you send me the drawing of the lamp? My email address is arturmandes@gmail.com Thanks :)

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  9. Hi, very cool and creative idea, could you send me the plans as well please, thanks
    yoni.elhanaty@gmail.com

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  10. I am sorry, but I do not wish to share the plans of this project!

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  11. Why not? I found some similar things at his webpage

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