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While leafing through decoration magazines, I came up with the idea of that simple desk lamp made of wood and concrete. Is this a good introduction to you?
Step 1 - Take measures
Put a mark on the batten, to cut it in 2 battens of 44cm length
Step 2 - cut the battens
Cut the battens !
For better design, you can cut the top batten with a little slant on the top end.
Step 3 - mark position of the holes
Mark the position of the holes.
We need :
- one hole in each batten to fix them with screw
- some holes to pass the cable
- one holes at the bottom, which will be within the concrete
Step 4 - Drill the holes
Get your drill in action !
Step 5 - cut the screw
Cut the screw at good size : to pass throw the 2 battens plus the nuts
Step 6 - Add iron wire
pass an iron wire into the bottom holes, and do a structure with it to get a good link between the wood and the concrete.
Step 7 - prepare the mould
Prepare a box for the mould, and fix the batten in it with a screw.This screw will be removed after the concrete get solid.
Step 8 - prepare the concrete
Step 9 - Cast the concrete
Tap the box to remove air bubbles, and let the concrete get solid.
Step 10 - Sand the concrete
Once the concrete is solid, sand it to get beautiful surface
Step 11 - assemble the light
screw the battens together
Step 12 - get the power
pass the electric cable throw the holes
Step 13 - add the bulb
Add the bulb the finish your desk lamp