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Project by kiefer posted 522 days ago 12691 views 59 times favorited 35 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 松

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#1 posted 522 days ago

Elegant, and contemporary. And it says Kiefer!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 522 days ago

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

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#3 posted 522 days ago

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 522 days ago


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#5 posted 522 days ago

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

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

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#6 posted 522 days ago

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 522 days ago

Kiefer, that is a classy project. Love it!

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

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#8 posted 522 days ago

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 522 days ago

very nice!!!

-- Winners Win

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#10 posted 522 days ago

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 松

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#11 posted 522 days ago

very cleave and a stunning light ,love it

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#12 posted 522 days ago

Beautiful design great build.

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 522 days ago

Very nicely done—both design and execution.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#14 posted 522 days ago

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

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#15 posted 522 days ago

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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