Hey, we all have wooden desk lamps at our home but have you ever considered making it with your own hand? If yes, then we are here with a tutorial on how to make a wooden desk lamp.
Sounds interesting? Well, it is. So without any further ado, continue reading.
If you have all of the essential supplies on hand, making a wooden desk light is a breeze. So, if you want to create your own wooden desk light at home, you’ll need the following materials:
- Hand saw
- Cordless drill
- Forstner bits
- Square ruler
- Wood boards : 3 cm wide, 1 cm wide and (5 x 13) cm
- Brown spray paint
- Wood glue
- White paper
- Linen fabric
- Light bulb socket with cord
- LED light bulb
Steps To Make A Wooden Desk Lamp
Once you have the supplies list, let’s get started on building a wooden desk lamp. Just adhere to the guidelines to the mark, making your wooden desk lamp will be super easy:
Step 1: First, mark all the dimensions required for the base part and cut it out using a handsaw.
Cut the pieces
Step 2: Straighten the edges using sandpaper and glue the pieces together using wood glue, as shown in the image.
Glue pieces together
Step 3: After gluing them together, trace the center point of the lampshade and make a hole 4-5 cm deep for the cord using a driller.
Drill a hole
Step 4: Next, for the lampshade, cut a cuboid frame of measurement 20 cm × 15 cm. Then, cut 4 pieces 20 cm long and 8 pieces 13 cm long.
Cut the measurements
Step 5: For the mainframe support piece, take a wooden piece of size 5×13 cm. Drill a hole in it, so it matches the hole drilled in the previous piece.
Make a hole
Step 6: Then, for building up the cuboid frame, glue all the pieces together and use a square ruler along with the clamps to make a perfect right angle. Use sandpaper to straighten the angles.
Glue the pieces together
Step 7: Next, use spray paint to color the pieces.
Paint them all
Step 8: Now, for the lampshade, cut out a paper roll of measurement 62×21 cm. Also, cut the linen fabric of size 63 x 23 cm to glue it easily to the paper and fold the edges to get a nice and smooth look.
Paste fabric over the paper
Step 9: Glue the lampshade to the frame. Then, put all the pieces together and secure them with glue. Stick the socket on the frame as well.
Stick the socket
Step 10: Your wooden desk lamp is ready to use.
Wooden desk lamp
Here, you’re free to attempt it on your own. It’s now up to you to be inventive. Now you know how to make a wooden desk lamp just by following these simple steps. So seize the opportunity and see how it goes.
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer and a content creator. He has special interest in science experiments and teaches the same to school and college students. He is also a technical lead at RUDE LABS PVT. LTD.