How To Make A Wooden Desk Lamp

by | Jan 8, 2022 | DIY, Wood Work

Introduction

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.

Supplies

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:

Tools

  • Hand saw
  • Cordless drill
  • Forstner bits
  • Ruler
  • Square ruler
  • Clamps
  • Sandpaper

Materials

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glue the pieces together

Step 7: Next, use spray paint to color the pieces.

Paint them all

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

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

Stick the socket

Step 10: Your wooden desk lamp is ready to use.

Wooden desk lamp

Wooden desk lamp

Recommendation

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.

 

 

 

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