Easy DIY Bent Plywood Light Fixtues( NO Steaming, Laminating or Kerf Cuts!)
Why are the lamps so expensive? . . . In my life, I can\'t understand the overpriced price of some light curtains. I never had a reason to buy a color ( Because there are already some places I live in. . . Because this house is not mine. . I have no reason to change them). . . . So I don\'t know the price at all. . . Imagine my shock when I went to study the choice of light fixtures because I was finally going to have my own house. I want to make a DIY because I like to make it by hand. I fell in love with the Iris Floor lamp while surfing the Internet. . . So in the process of finding the source. . I found macmaster\' Their lamps are very beautiful. . . . I am so happy to see my lotus lanterns being so passionate about their streamer lights. Most of their fixtures are perfect for DIY. . . so I thought. . . Let\'s try it! This is in an instutable on the head of the bending wood. . . But we do not use the usual method of laminating material, steam or cut-out :-) In my Lotus Lantern. . I used a steaming method. . . . But you know what? don\'t shoot me! ! ) When I read the comments in the manual about the use of wood of different thickness for wood bending. . . Okay, I think. . . let\'s see. . . and It worked. . . I basically use the same plywood. . . Bend without boiling or steaming. . But simply massage the wood ( This is the best name I can think. . . :-P ) Very smooth. . . There is no split because I don\'t need too much bending! So basically. . . Most plywood is curved and friendly. . . . . . Shop or check from your wood. . . Buy a small piece. . and check! Read on. . . See how I handle my lights. Plywood---- As far as I know. . . All plywood is flexible. . . But not the cheapest plywood ( Isn\'t it ironic that you make expensive-looking lamps with the cheapest wood? - D. I have added jimjim\'s comments, which may be helpful to those in the US and Canada. \"I think it\'s called Lu \'an or\" door skin \"because it\'s usually used to repair hollow doors that punch holes in doors,\" Jim said. Just ask at your local Home Depot/Los/lumber factory and they will know what you want. This is the thinnest and cheapest thing they have in the plywood section. \"Stains such as saw/jigsaw glue stapler/nail. . . . Because this is the first time I do this light. . . I took a safe road and made a template. To make the curve, I cut the folding plate in half, then cut the folding page and connect the wide edges with tape. . . check pictures. . . I then drew 8 curves and attached a line to each so that it keeps the shape. For the circles at the top and bottom, I drew a pie with 8 parts. . . . Then I checked the width of the end of the bar. . . Mark it and then cut the octagonal. Make two. I stick it hot and check it out. . . . My template is a bit fragile. . . But I\'m happy with how it looks. . . So I continued to use wood. -) I have attached a gif animation (which is great! I don\'t know anything about how to deal with it. . . But in this manual. . Very helpful! ) About how to bend the wood very gently. . . like a massage. . :-)take a look. Now transfer the cardboard curve template to the wood. Make sure the texture of the wood is the same as the direction of the curved wood. . . This is important! Cut 8 curves. Sand it, gently bend in the direction you want. Easy isn\'t it? ? :-D Stain it. . . . I use dark mahogany ( A little chocolate brown. . . My husband likes the color. . . so ) Oil paint is diluted a lot with thin material, it works well as an alternative stain. Looks like a stain on wood. . . . I want to know what they do. Cut the octagonal two bases like a template. . . Then drill a larger hole in a hole in order to pass through the tube. stain it. Now, for the base, I cut a circle and attach the end of the curtain rod to it. Drill a hole through the wire. Then cover the attachment. . . I wrapped it up with a rope. . . Stick it down, paint it black, or leave it like this. Paint the steel bar or use a black duck belt. My bulb socket will not be firmly placed on my pole. . . So install a light bulb socket. . . I kept the lubricated socket and wrapped it around with a rope. . . Then I stuck it down. Once the mold is partially solidified. . . I removed the socket. Now all the parts are ready and it\'s time to assemble. Put the octagonal without holes on one side and put the end of a curve on one side. . . Drill and screw. . . Then place the other curve slightly behind the first one. . . check picture. Once all 8 are fixed. . Place the tube at the height you want, start drilling and screw it up to the top. Don\'t twist 1 bend. Through your rod. Where do you put your lights. . . . So it won\'t slip. Wired and connected to the base. Done! This can be used as a desk lamp or chandelier. . . This is your choice! To make it bigger, it can be a support light :-) The flux lamp is very small for the Lotus lamp I made. . . I didn\'t make another template because I already had the lotus lamp made, because I already had the template. Draw the template on the wood and cut it. . . . then sand it. Bend it gently again. . . But not too much. (hmmm. . . . yeah. . . Not soaked, not cooked, not baked! ! wanna shoot me? ? . . . Hey, instructures is learning! ! ) I have made the center of the connected wooden circle wider so that the bulb socket can be installed comfortably. Place the dyed center circle on the bottle. . . Put your little petals on it. . . . Check how much bend it needs and then gently bend it into the right shape. . . Then knock a hole in the corner with a nail. . . Then apply the glue and place it on the circle and nails. Do the opposite end first. . Then do the rest slowly. Once you finish the first level. . Check if the end of the petal is a bit out. . . if so. . Sand it, because when it is on a flat surface, the next layer of petals will sit there more safely. The second petal. . . Bend the larger petals with a gentle \"s. Stick the petals again and nail them. The curve is like this, and this flower can be kept flat on the table. . . So it will also be a great central part. . . Put a candle in the center and check it out. . Or fix the ice hockey lights! . . . no wires :-) For this kind of shadow, I think it would be a little different to try it. . . So I stained the wood with oil stains and gently bent it into the shape I wanted. . . . This is possible. . . but. . . You have to walk slowly because bending is more difficult. . . All in all, I suggest bending first and then dyeing. If you need help with understanding, please ask questions in the comments below. . . Or if I miss something I don\'t know. . . I would love to help! Understand. or if I miss something I don\'t know. I \'d be happy to help!