Designer Lamp for $ 900 - Your hands are almost free!


Step 1: Drawing the Triangle

It is necessary to draw an equilateral triangle on a piece of plywood. As you can see in the photo I used, but this can be done with the help of a regular protractor (each angle should be 60 °).
The size of the triangle should be large enough to fit a lamp with a plinth.
I have each side of the triangle 61cm.

After drawing the triangles, drew another one with an indent of 2 cm (inner contour).

Step 2: Cut to the external office

plywood triangle

plywood triangle table saw

plywood triangle table saw

Using the outer contour as a guide, cut a triangle out of plywood. I cut at 45 ° with a circular circular saw. You can do it in the same way using a hand-held power tool, although it will take more time and the quality of the cut will suffer, you will have to refine it with a file.

plywood triangle with chamfer

Step 3: Cut out the jigsaw

drill a triangle of plywood

At this stage it is necessary to remove the inner section of the triangle.

Use a large diameter drill bit to make the inlet holes for the jigsaw. I drilled holes near every corner.

Use one of the drilled holes to start cutting. Saw as close as possible to the pencil line until you reach the next hole. Then repeat the same for the other two sides of the triangle.

Step 4: Remove the internal corners

cut the internal coal triangle out of plywood

Step 5: Mounting Holes

Corner lamp frame

To fix the corner lamp frame on the wall, it is necessary to prepare mounting holes.

I found several long screws and picked up a drill bit that matches their diameter. He fixed the frame with the beveled side down, as it would be on the wall and drilled the holes (outside).

holes for fixing the lamp

I made a countersink so that the heads of the screws hid in the frame during installation.

Step 6: Clear Acrylic

acrylic for corner lamp

A piece of clear acrylic was used to hide the bulb and scatter the light. You ask why I did not use milky acrylic? The fact is that its surface will be glossy and it will be “too” not transparent, but here it is a matter of taste.
Cut out a triangle from acrylic so that it goes to the frame by 10-15mm from all sides.

protective film on acrylic

Plexiglas, which you will most likely be in a protective film, it must be removed. Do not be afraid to scratch the acrylic. In the next step, it will be clear why.

Step 7: Grinding Acrylic

polishing acrylic

In order to diffuse the light, transparent acrylic must be made matte. I used a sander with sandpaper No. 120 (you can sand your hands). Evenly processed plexiglas on both sides.

polished plexiglass

Finishing processing made 180th sandpaper.

Step 8: Mount Magnets

neodymium finger magnet

hole in acrylic for magnet

To fix the plexiglass to the wooden frame and make it removable, because sometimes it is necessary to change the lamp, I used neodymium magnets (they are much stronger than usual) 5mm x 1.5mm in size.

Put the acrylic on the frame, as it should be placed. Make small marks on the corners of the frame, along the side surface of acrylic.

After that, do NOT a through hole in acrylic to prepare the magnet cradle. The diameter of the hole is slightly larger than the diameter of the magnet.

magnet glued to acrylic

Glue magnets to your places on acrylic with a second adhesive or epoxy resin.

Step 9: Mate

corner lamp frame

Allen screw on wooden frame

So that the magnets had something to grasp on, I twisted the metal screws with a flat head.

To do this, I put our piece of acrylic on the frame and noted the installation location of the magnets on the frame. To make the plexiglass fit snugly to the frame, I made holes so that the screw head would be hidden in the frame.

screw screwed into a wooden frame

Tighten the screws delicately, as the luminaire frame is quite delicate.

Step 10: Electrics

marking of the cavity for the power cord

cavity for cable corner lamp

Before fixing the lamp on the wall, prepare a cavity for the power cord at the rear of the frame. I used a cable in a decorative fabric braid. He seemed pretty nice and cheap in the local store.

Note where the cord will be located, then carefully cut out the cavity with any convenient tool.

corner lamp power cable

Step 11: Attach the frame to the wall

fixing the corner lamp to the wall

fixing the corner lamp to the wall

Position the frame so that all sides are snug against the walls. The design of the lamp is such that it only gets into the corner in a certain way, so that you will not mistake anything.

fixing the corner lamp to the wall

The lamp holder also needs to be attached to the wall as it will hold the weight of the cord. Since in the corner on the ceiling we have a small closed space, it is preferable to use an LED lamp, rather than an incandescent lamp.

Step 12: Enjoy!

corner lamp

designer corner light

corner lamp DIY

With the help of magnets, acrylic will almost automatically fall into place.
When you turn on the lamp, the corners will be beautifully highlighted!

P.S.I made two such fixtures, one with a red cord and the other with white. Thought that white would be less stand out against the wall. In the end, I liked more that the red cord stands out on the wall.


Date: 08.10.2018, 11:36 / Views: 51145

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