Step 1: The Dimensions
Step 2: The Wooden Frame (1/5)
I started by ripping some old 2x6s down to the widths shown in the diagram, using a table saw. You can use any wood you want, really. I used pine, but I'd recommend against it. It really is a terrible wood to work with when you're going for right angles, symmetry, etc.
Step 3: The Wooden Frame (2/5)
Then I cut the middle pieces and figured out where to place them for even spacing.
I drilled out the tunnel with a 1/4" drill bit at the drill press, making sure to get as close as I could to the center of each piece so that all the holes would line up when the lamp was assembled.
I then did the same thing to the top and bottom pieces.
我切一些间隔器来帮助保持中间块centered and then used regular yellow wood glue and clamps to glue everything together. These are just glued butt joints, and they're not very strong. If you're concerned about strength, I would recommend reinforcing each joint with dowels or some other kind of joinery. I don't plan on this lamp taking any kind of abuse, so I was fine with butt joints.
Step 12: Cutting the Metal Base (2/6)
Step 14: Cutting the Metal Base (4/6)
There appeared to be a space piece of aluminum between the base and the wooden frame. That's what I'm cutting here. Again, the dimensions are depicted up above. I couldn't find a piece of the correct width at the metal supply place, so I had to rip it down at the table saw.
I used the wooden space piece from the bottom of the lamp to mark the proper length of the metal spacer piece (they are exactly the same dimensions, from what I could tell).
Step 17: Adding the Bottom Wooden Spacer
Now that I didn't need the wooden spacer to reference anymore, I glued it to the bottom of the lamp.
Step 18: Adding the Top Wooden Spacer
I also glued the top piece of the lamp in place. This piece also has a 1/4" hole in it and is where the threaded rod for the bulb fixture will thread into.
Step 19: Drilling Attachment Holes in the Base (1/2)
I clamped the base and the metal spacer piece together and drilled (4) 1/8" holes through them both. This is how I attached the base to the wooden frame-- I drilled screws up through the bottom of the base into the frame.
I counter-sunk the holes with a step-bit so that the screws would not protrude lower than the bottom of the base.
I then fed the wire into the back of the frame and up out of the top. I used one of those lamp kits from Lowe's... I think they're like $10.
Step 26: Attaching the Metal Base (1/2)
I drilled pilot holes for where the base will attach...
Step 29: Wiring the Lamp (2/2)
Hope this was interesting/helpful. Adios!
2 years ago
I have thought many times about making that lamp. Yours is spot on. Well done
2 years ago
Looks great! Fun project from a fantastic show!
2 years ago
Yep, this is awesome. Well done!