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Project by kiefer posted 02-18-2013 12:30 AM 20877 views 67 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a little desk light I made for my wife .
This is another bent wood project that came about when we took one of our grandsons to HD last weekend and he spotted some LED lights and thought that it would work for a night table light for him .
We spent some time on his last weekend but it did not turn out well because I cut the kerf’s from the wrong side and it caused the kerf’s to close up which looked wrong and also caused the outside surface to be ripply . .
Today this turned out better by bending the board inward and adding the lamination to the outside of the bent piece.

This way of bending it gave a nice smooth lamination and the LED shines through the kerfs nicely .
The base is a off cut from the scrap bin and my wife liked the grain so this is how I made it nothing difficult but it works I think .

Draw a circle ,the first was too big ,mark the holes for the legs and the cutout for the arm drill the holes and cut out for the arm ,band saw the along the line and sand to the line .
Cut some dowel and glue everything together ,sand and finish with wipe on poly and done .
Install the self adhesive LED strip and put it on the desk .
This was a quick fun project and I will use the kerf bent look on some future projects I Am sure ,a nice decorative touch I think .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 02-18-2013 12:40 AM

Elegant, and contemporary. And it says Kiefer!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 02-18-2013 12:42 AM

This is really, really cool. Very creative. Nice job!

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#3 posted 02-18-2013 12:42 AM

Real original – and cool looking! I really like it. It might have been a quick build but the finished product is really nice. Thanks for sharing the photos!

-- -- Mike

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#4 posted 02-18-2013 12:43 AM


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#5 posted 02-18-2013 12:44 AM

How Cool is that! You are amazing Kiefer! I love it!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 02-18-2013 12:44 AM

Yes, I agree with Doc… screams KIEFER !

This is really unique and definitely one of a kind!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 02-18-2013 01:09 AM

Kiefer, that is a classy project. Love it!

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

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#8 posted 02-18-2013 02:07 AM

thats a great make kiefer, great design well done
Is this your own design?

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 02-18-2013 02:08 AM

very nice!!!

-- Winners Win

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#10 posted 02-18-2013 02:34 AM

Well thanks everyone ,looks like you guys like this little light and Pete, yes it is my own design .
This little lamp just came together on the saw but I wish I had the talent to draw it first instead of trying this and that but in the end it works for me .

-- Kiefer

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#11 posted 02-18-2013 03:00 AM

very cleave and a stunning light ,love it

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#12 posted 02-18-2013 03:51 AM

Beautiful design great build.

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 02-18-2013 04:20 AM

Very nicely done—both design and execution.

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#14 posted 02-18-2013 06:15 AM

Neat lamp ! I wouldn’t bemoan a lack of drawing ability. Your approach seems to work pretty well !

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#15 posted 02-18-2013 09:11 AM

Really nice. Are the LEDs fixed on to the surface of the inside of the arm or are they recessed into a groove?

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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