How to Make a Wood and Concrete Design Lamp

This office or lounge lamp, easy to make, is made of a wooden and concrete bracket. I like the clean side brought by the materials and the end result for such a small budget.

How to Make a Wood and Concrete Design Lamp Desk Lamps

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hour (s)
  • Cost: $25

List of materials

  • 1 x Bucket
  • 1 x Cement Bag
  • 1 x Wood Saw
  • 1 x Hacksaw
  • 1 x Wooden Clamp 4 x 4 cm
  • 1 x Bulb
  • 1 x 1m of wire
  • 1 x Shoe box (it will serve as a mold at the base in cement)
  • 1 x Threaded rod Ø6
  • 2 x ear nuts Ø6

List of tools

  • Wood saw
  • Metal saw
  • Bucket
  • Cutting pliers
  • Drill
  • Drill bit Ø3 and Ø8

How to Make a Wood and Concrete Design Lamp Desk Lamps

Step 1 – Make a mark for cutting

Make a mark on the cleat at 44 cm from the tip. Your mark should be 45 ° from the edge.

How to Make a Wood and Concrete Design Lamp Desk Lamps

Step 2 – Cut the cleat

With the saw, cut the cleat in bevel following the mark. Cut a second piece of the cleat at 46 cm (keeping its “beveled” end).

How to Make a Wood and Concrete Design Lamp Desk Lamps

Step 3 – Make a mark for each hole

You must mark the wood in 4 places. To do this, position the two battens as they are assembled on the lamp.

Take a mark at the intersection.

  • 1st hole (Ø6): to assemble the two cleats in the form of a compass
  • 2nd hole (Ø8): to pass the electric wire a first time close to the base
  • 3rd hole (Ø8): to pass the electric wire a second time from the top
  • 4th hole (Ø3): to pass the wire that will serve to “arm” the concrete of the base

How to Make a Wood and Concrete Design Lamp Desk Lamps

Step 4 – Drilling

Drill each brand. To avoid bursting the wood when your drill bit comes out of the hole, drill first with a bit of diameter Ø3, then a second time with a bit of an intermediate diameter then finally with the final diameter.

How to Make a Wood and Concrete Design Lamp Desk Lamps

Step 5 – Saw the threaded rod

Place the two strips of wood on top of each other, then insert your threaded rod into the hole provided. Make a mark about 1 cm above the cleat. Then saw the threaded rod at the level of the mark.

How to Make a Wood and Concrete Design Lamp Desk Lamps

Step 6 – Insert a wire into the base of the base

In order to solidify the cement, you can wrap the strip that will be plunged into the cement of a wire. This technique, more commonly known as “reinforced concrete”, is based on building construction techniques.

How to Make a Wood and Concrete Design Lamp Desk Lamps

How to Make a Wood and Concrete Design Lamp Desk Lamps

Step 7 – Attach the bracket to the shoebox

Screw the cleat into the bottom of the shoe box. Then reposition the wire so that it gets as much surface as possible. Be careful that it does not go too high so that it is totally immersed in the cement.

How to Make a Wood and Concrete Design Lamp Desk Lamps

Step 8 – Making cement

Follow the instructions on your cement pouch to make a small amount of cement.

Step 9 – Unmount the base

Wait 24 hours for the cement to dry well and remove from the mold. My shoe box did not resist.

How to Make a Wood and Concrete Design Lamp Desk Lamps

Step 10 – Lining the edges

For a cleaner look, I edged the edges of the concrete base.

How to Make a Wood and Concrete Design Lamp Desk Lamps

Step 11 – Attach the second bracket to the base

Using my threaded rod Ø6 and my 2 nuts Ø6, I attached the second bracket to the base.

How to Make a Wood and Concrete Design Lamp Desk Lamps

Step n ° 12 – Position the cable

Position the cable by passing it through the holes provided for this purpose. Then wire the cable to the socket.

How to Make a Wood and Concrete Design Lamp Desk Lamps

How to Make a Wood and Concrete Design Lamp Desk Lamps

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