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Make a cool geometric lamp using wooden dowels
I came up with the idea of making this lamp while I was "playing" with old wooden dowels I found in my basement. They were so many that I had to find something to do with them.
Since I love making lamps, I tried to compose one with some dowels...
The result turned out amazing!

The mix of simple geometry and light creates amazing light effects and I'm very proud of the result.
I hope you like it too!

Posted by lindarose92 from Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy • Published See lindarose92's 9 projects »
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  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. DIY Dowel Lamp - Step 1
    Step 1

    Glue the tips of 2 wooden dowels together in a L shape and do the same for other 2 dowels.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. DIY Dowel Lamp - Step 2
    Step 2

    Join the 2 L shaped dowels to create a square. Glue them together with hot glue. Create a total of 31 squares like this one.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. DIY Dowel Lamp - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut a square out of cardboard that is about 2 millimeters (0.03 inches) smaller than your wooden squares.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. DIY Dowel Lamp - Step 4
    Step 4

    Draw the outline of your bulb holder in the middle of the cardboard square.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. DIY Dowel Lamp - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut the circle out to create the hole for your bulb holder.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. DIY Dowel Lamp - Step 6
    Step 6

    Put some white glue on a dowel square and lay another square on top of it.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. DIY Dowel Lamp - Step 7
    Step 7

    Again, glue another square on top just like you did before. This will be the base of your lamp.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. DIY Dowel Lamp - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now glue the cardboard square on top, always using white glue (or hot glue if you prefer).

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. DIY Dowel Lamp - Step 9
    Step 9

    Put some glue on the cardboard's edges and place a wooden square on top.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. DIY Dowel Lamp - Step 10
    Step 10

    Glue another square on top but make sure that the 4 sides of the previous square face the 4 angles of the last one.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. DIY Dowel Lamp - Step 11
    Step 11

    Glue a new square on top placing it on the same side that the first square is facing and do the opposite for the next one.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. DIY Dowel Lamp - Step 12
    Step 12

    Keep gluing all of your remaining squares this way and finally let the glue dry.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. DIY Dowel Lamp - Step 13
    Step 13

    When the glue is completely dry, insert your bulb holder and LED light bulb and be proud of the result!

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mmdomDeus
mmdomDeus
boa ideia obrigado Linda ate breve mm
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