Wooden LED Table Lamp

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Project by WoodenWorldDenic posted 11-02-2016 02:10 PM 1531 views 22 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The lamp is made out of a walnut board that originates from a 50+ years old walnut tree that grew in my backyard. The board has an interesting form, resembling a boat cabin and I tried to preserve that by planishing the front and the back of the lamp and leaving the sides almost completely unprocessed and in their natural form.

Spaced elements, obtained by cross-cutting are carriers of LED strips which are hidden on the bottom of the individual elements, giving a finely diffused light.The color of the light is a warm shade of white which goes great with the pattern of the wood elements giving the whole lamp a great ambiental feel. LED strip power supply is embedded in the lamp and operates at 220V / 12V.

Board final treatment is done using tung oil. Wooden footer is painted by matt black paint.

Width – 40 cm (15.75”)
Height – 34 cm (13.38”)
Board thickness – 4 cm (1.57”)
Footer width – 14 cm (5.51”)


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#1 posted 11-02-2016 02:36 PM

Great design. Love the natural look of the walnut and the shape really does resemble a boat.

-- Bert, Lake City, FL

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#2 posted 11-02-2016 02:58 PM

That is a neat design and very unique.
Nice job on it!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-02-2016 04:13 PM

This is awesome. You have certainly inspired me!

-- Consult by Day, Wood Slayer at Night |

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#4 posted 11-02-2016 05:41 PM

Great project and engineering-electrical work. Very nice and modern design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 11-02-2016 06:32 PM

Outstanding idea Beautiful design, meticulous job…

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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#6 posted 11-03-2016 02:55 AM

Excellent, a real conversation piece.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 11-03-2016 05:14 AM

Love the look of this, very nice.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#8 posted 11-03-2016 12:42 PM

This is so creative and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 11-03-2016 01:21 PM

The sculptural elements of your lamp are very appealing. I’m very impressed that someone can look at a piece of wood and say, “I think that would make a great lamp.” I’m definitely not one of those people.

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#10 posted 11-03-2016 02:27 PM

LEDs allow for outside the box thinking, your “lamp” doesn’t need to look like a lamp. Basically you have created a sculpture that ‘lights up’!

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#11 posted 11-03-2016 07:28 PM

L-O-V-E I-T. Like shakespeare above, I would never have had the vision or creativity to see a lamp in that, but what a work of art, decor, and beautiful function.

It really is a beautiful thing you’ve created—thanks for sharing it!

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#12 posted 11-03-2016 09:06 PM

This is excellent – really like the design.

I am curious, how hot is the power supply? Any precautions required when mounting inside the wood cavity?

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#13 posted 11-04-2016 01:09 AM

Well done. A great concept.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#14 posted 11-04-2016 05:23 PM

Thank you all for your kind words.
And Ruddy the power supply is three times stronger, so there is no heat problem.


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#15 posted 11-05-2016 07:13 PM

Thank you all for your kind words.
And Ruddy the power supply is three times stronger, so there is no heat problem.

- WoodenWorldDenic

Sorry Ruddy, the answer for power supply is for becikeja.


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