How to Make an Industrial Wooden Lamp
Have a retreat room that represents your style is something that often takes time: linens, art, colors of paint and accessories, all need to unite to form a loving look cohesion. Bedside lamps can be a tricky part of the process, such as sizes, patterns and budgets come into play and it is a it is often better to keep a timeless aesthetics. This lamp of traditional industrial wood is a project quickly which can add the industrial touch for many projects. Follow these few steps in an afternoon, and you can have a light illuminating in its headwaters until nightfall.
Things that you need
- Roundwood, about 7 inches diameter.
- Little bit of twist, 3 / 8 inch
- Wooden plugs
- Wood glue
- Kit lamp bottle with a wire gauge 18 of the lamp
- Cloche glass
- Light bulb Edison style
- The tape of the painter (optional)
- The Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint (optional)
The glass tube can be found in craft shops or in brechós as part of watches Vintage dome. Buttons and rounds of wood best are purchased in the shops of joinery, or online.
Step 1: pierce the wooden base and attach the feet.
Mark the center of the round wood and a hole to the end using a drill, 3 / 8 inch twist. Be sure to place the round wood on a piece of scrap wood, when drilling. Then, turn round wood base on and attach 4 plugs of wood with wood glue, by separating them evenly around the perimeter of the round wood. These are the ‘feet’ of the lamp which allows the space under the base to a power cable.
Step 2: connect the threaded nipple.
Take the kit lamp bottle and remove the nut that is attached to the nozzle bronze screw. The upper side of the wood base, screw thread of the nozzle inside the hole, cheering up is about flush with the bottom part. From the top, screw the nut around the nipple threaded bronze until he reaches the base of the wood. Put the lid on brass in next, covering the nut.
Step 3: attach the base socket and run the wire of the lamp through the nozzle
Using a Phillips screwdriver, release, but does not remove the fastening screw in the lateral part of the base of the socket. Attach the socket base to the threaded nozzle parafusando – on the nipple until it is tight.
Up the thread of the lamp through the nozzle of the thread of the fund, so that the exposed wires are ready to attach to the lamp socket.
Step 4: present the wires in the lamp socket.
Remove the shell of the socket of the lamp and loosen the gold and silver mounted on both sides of the socket screw terminals. Gently separate the two halves of the wire of the lamp and identify which of them is ribbed and which is smooth. The soft wire is the “hot” and will attach to the screw thread with ribs is golden; the wire “neutral” and is set to the screw silver.
Tie the knot of a subscriber with the ends of the wires, as shown below. Then, twisting them of the halves in the form of a “C” cycles bare wire and connect them under the appropriate screw terminals (the half ribs of the marrow to the screw silver, half smooth of the cord to the screw of gold). Tighten the screw down terminals on the uncovered wires until they are safe. The node of the insurer, up near the outlet and squeeze it to fit easily on the basis of decision-making.
Step 5: attach the socket shell.
Push the socket in the socket of the base and then pulling the rope stretched, slide the shell back on the socket and push down until it clicks into place. Then attach the base to the nozzle socket screw tightening the screw for fixing the side that was previously loosened.
Step 6: paint of spray of the socket (optional)
If you wish, you can paint the socket black. To do this, tape the wood base and place crushed paper inside the socket of the lamp. To protect the surrounding area of the overspray with plastic, cardboard, or a towel, and then give the socket 2 coats of oil friccionou spray paint bronze designed for metal. Let it dry for 4 to 6 hours.
If the lamp Edison style, put the cloche of glass in the upper part and connect the cable to test the switch. When the light shines, you held a lamp intemporalmente elegant.
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