How to Make a Spectacular Floor Lamp with Logs

(January 2017, Update with comments tips)

You may have wood logs available around you, or maybe a wood part too big to put in a fireplace... Make this amazing wood floor lamp as indoor or outdoor lighting!

This great tutorial will help you in all stages, however, some information, details may be missing, in this case, leave a comment or use your imagination to solve the problem ;) The guide is easier than it sounds, you just need some woodworking knowledge.

About lazy ones, there is a similar lamp, modern design but also more expensive: Sculptural California Cedar Wood Lamp

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Everything you need to make a custom lamp with logs:

  • Plexiglass piece tube (30 cm long and 4 cm diameter)
Clear Polycarbonate Tube
  • Polycarbonate is a durable plastic that provides toughness, dimensional stability, and excellent impact resistance
  • Clear polycarbonate is often used as a lightweight, impact-resistant alternative to glass
  • Temperature range of -275 to +250 degrees F

Last update on 2017-01-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

LED Strip None Water Proof 8ft Flexable (Yellow)
  • Very Low Power Consumption 1.5 watt per foot long life 40,000
  • Lenght 8.2 ft with 150 LED only 5/16" wide (8mm)
  • Peal and Stick with 3M adhesive backing

Last update on 2017-01-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

This is the list of equipment needed to make the lamp in the picture, for a wooden log about 40cm. If your piece of wood is larger or smaller, adjust the size of the tube.

1. Locate the materials you need for this craft.
2. Cut the wood log into slices (2 cm minimum) with a wood saw.

How to Make a Spectacular Floor Lamp with Logs Floor Lamps Wood Lamps

Tips :

  • Use a cradle to hold the log so it can't roll and get thrown (Ruth) or use a chainsaw (Matija).

3. Find the center of each log slice and make a hole with a drill, use the same diameter as the plexiglass tube.

How to Make a Spectacular Floor Lamp with Logs Floor Lamps Wood Lamps

4. Sand down the surface of each wood slice with sandpaper.

How to Make a Spectacular Floor Lamp with Logs Floor Lamps Wood Lamps

5. Put wood glue on the inside of each hole and let it dry for a day.

How to Make a Spectacular Floor Lamp with Logs Floor Lamps Wood Lamps

6. Varnish each wood slice and let them dry, repeat the operation 2 to 3 times.

How to Make a Spectacular Floor Lamp with Logs Floor Lamps Wood Lamps

7. Cut the plexiglass tube (40 cm) and install the LED light strip inside, you can fix it with scotch tape.

How to Make a Spectacular Floor Lamp with Logs Floor Lamps Wood Lamps

8. Install wood slices one by one on the plexiglass tube and fix with wood glue.

How to Make a Spectacular Floor Lamp with Logs Floor Lamps Wood Lamps

Tips :

  • To have a more structural lamp, cut a piece of plexiglass tube (with an inside diameter the same as the outside diameter of the main tube) to the length of the space between each wood block then cut a slit so you can place it around the main plexiglass tube. (VCW & Ken)

9. Cut a grove in the bottom block of wood deep enough to put the power cord through and then fill it with glue to hold it in place

Ready! we have finished making this spectacular lamp with logs. If you need more inspiration, look at this category: Wood Lamps or this huge collection of Woodworking Plans (16.000 plans...)

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