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Make a cool table lamp with a take out box. Quick. Easy. Quirky.

Posted by Kay Bay from London, United Kingdom • Published See Kay Bay's 23 projects »
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  • How to make a light box. How To : Light It Up - Step 1
    Step 1

    First step is to use card or some other reinforced material to draw out the template of a take out carton on to.

    (or you could just use one of the cartons you already have)

    But remember to cut a circular hole for the light fixture to go through at the base of the box. Roughly 3.5cm diameter if your in the UK.

    In my project I used mirrored card (as part of my A-Level).

  • How to make a light box. How To : Light It Up - Step 2
    Step 2

    At this stage of cutting out the template you can decide whether or not you want a pattern or other detail on the box to let out light.

    I laser cut a butterfly pattern onto the box when I cut it out, but using a paper puncher of a circle or love hearts will work just as well in creating more holes for light.

  • How to make a light box. How To : Light It Up - Step 3
    Step 3

    For the legs, you could use chopsticks that you pierce through the four corners of the shade's base and hot glue them in to place.

    In my project I used the 3D Printer to create a table like base structure to hold it all together, the legs designed in the style of chopsticks.

  • How to make a light box. How To : Light It Up - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once you've got everything stuck in place and your holes made in the box, you can put your light fixture through the base and Vuella... Your lamp!

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