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Pallet woodworking #2: Bed lamp for pallet bed.

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Blog entry by mafe posted 492 days ago 6166 reads 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Pallet style bed lamps
for my new bed.


I realized fast that a bed like this needed matching bed lights.
Again I wanted it to be cheap and simple and able to be made from pallets.



Before.
I had purchased two clips lamps, this looked ok, not crisp but ok, but was hopeless to use for reading.


So back to the workshop, cut up some strips of the boards.
Holes in each end and my MaFe branding to finish off.


The ends were rounded on the sander.


I drilled a hole in the end so I could mount some hex head bolts.


They were fastened with epoxy.


And so I was able to use the hardware on the clips lamps.
To hold the cable I used strips, think this matched the industrial pallet look.


Wing nut and a rubber washer to hold the two parts of the arm together.


And the same principal for the base of the lamp.
It was mounted directly to the bed side.


And here we are!
The lamp on the bed.


And the head can turn for a good reading light.


What more can I ask for?


Hope this can bring some inspiration, at least some light.

Best thoughts,

Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.



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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 492 days ago

Clever and fitting!

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#2 posted 492 days ago

Looks great Mads. It looks like you have settled in quite well and comfortable.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 492 days ago

Did n’t think you could make that floating bed any nicer, but you did!

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#4 posted 492 days ago

A very nice addition. Cudos.

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#5 posted 492 days ago

not so sure how sturdy they are …. but deffently better than using the mirror :-)

take care
Dennis

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#6 posted 492 days ago

Mads: I hope the good looking lamps make it through an evening of horizontal sports.

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#7 posted 492 days ago

Looks great

-- Norman

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mafe

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#8 posted 492 days ago

Dennis and Madts no need to worry, they are really sturdy but yes I will not be able to hang from then and do a Tarzan, laugh.
If how ever they should one day break, they are so cheap that it will make no tears here, replasements can be made in 10 minutes.
But since my status is single, right now all they need to, is to give me a light for Don Quiote before I sleep.
Thanks guys.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 491 days ago

Let there be light..

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#10 posted 491 days ago

ESTUVISTE GENIAL E INGENIOSO MAESTRO!!!!!!!!
VOY A HACER ALGO ASÍ PARA MI DORMITORIO Y SUBIRÉ FOTOS :-)

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#11 posted 491 days ago

Very clever and well done!

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mafe

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#12 posted 491 days ago

;-)

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 491 days ago

Looks right at home Mads, nice addition.

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#14 posted 489 days ago

Sweet job on them, Jim

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