CD Lamp

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Project by fissionchips posted 09-03-2011 09:34 PM 29277 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing CD lamp designs on the web I knew what would be come of my discard pile, and set out to make my own.

A hollowed out beam made the back support, which house the lamp transformer and wiring, and a toggle switch.

The CDs are held only by the two small notched rails, epoxied in place. This assembly stands free from the lamp tube, to allow for disassembly, making it somewhat fragile.

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#1 posted 09-03-2011 09:41 PM

This is cool. Hadn’t seen this idea before.

I can never seem to throw out dud CDs, they are quite cool looking things really and I always stash them away thiniking I will do somthing with them, of course I never do. I don’t get threough so many though, must be a good 200 discs there? I will keep saving them and keep the idea in mind.

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#2 posted 09-03-2011 09:50 PM

It worked well because all the old AOL CDs and old CDROMS came in various hues, with colourful print on top (though the tops face down in this version). I’ve forgotton the final count, perhaps 120 discs. I first bought a 12” compact flourescent tube lamp, and designed everything around that to get the size right. The tube required a little shaving to fit in the CD holes!

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#3 posted 09-03-2011 10:45 PM

Definitely s different approach instead of using them as coasters. Very nice…

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#4 posted 09-04-2011 10:11 PM

Ingenious! Anyone know how to make one from old cassettes? I have a bunch of them!

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#5 posted 09-04-2011 10:20 PM

Thats alot of CD’s! Love the way you used them. Seen too many CD wind chimes so this is definately a lovely use for them.

-- Turning good wood into even better wood jewelry.

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