Modern Desk Lamp
Build this modern-looking desk lamp that’ll have people asking, “How’d you make that shade?”
With its round shade and simplistic design, this desk lamp offers a good amount of woodworking, in a small, easy-to-build project. You might think the construction of the round, “louvered” lampshade using common woodworking tools is far-fetched. But the shade is so simple to build, you may find that you can turn out a couple of these desk lamps in a single weekend. The trick is to start with a couple of squared-up blanks. You then cut all of the joinery before “bending” the shade halves together to form a round shade. It may sound difficult now, but the plans will walk you through the entire process. The remainder of the parts for the lamp are just as easy to make. And because of the small size of this project, it’s the perfect place to showcase some attractive wood.
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What You Get:
- 8 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- Over 40 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
- Cutting diagram and materials list
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.