How to make a wooden lamp

Morning everybody! In this post I’d like to share with you a few pictures about how to make a wooden lamp.

The request for this project comes from my eight years old son who needed a lamp for the evening readings. Rather than spend some money to buy one, I’ve decided to try to make one from wood.

I had no idea what design approacch to take so I’ve started to search through the web and ended up with the following design:

Image result for wooden lamp aliexpress

The lamp from  the picture is a ‘wooden vintage handmade table lamp’ what you can buy from the store. I loved this design so I’ve tried to do some sort of replica.

Let’s start the work!

I’ve decide to use a nice beech log having with an amazing grain structure as you can see in the picture below:

beech log

Following this decision the challenge was to put togeheter the whole lamp using just this piece of wood, meaning that I had to cut and then glue together different part and pieces.

The most time consuming part was the base of the lamp. In order to build this part I had to cut some 2 cm thick slices and glue them together. Once the glue dried I draw a circle and cut it out on the band saw. For rounding the edges I’ve used the lathe.

wooden lamp base

Unfortunately I have not pictures assembling the base and creating the rest of the parts but I promise that I’ll pay more attention to this in the future.

After all bits and pieces were ready I’ve applied two coats of finishing paint and here we are:


After assmebling togheter all the pieces we have a beautify table lamp. In order to avoid any wood cracking or burning I’ve mounted a LED bulb, this doesn’t produce excessive heat…

This is final product, I’m quite happy with the result having in mind that I’ve started off with a pice of fire wood 🙂

wooden lamp

I hope you’ve enjoyed!

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