Well, I changed my mind about how I want them to look.
I came across this lamp (from Cox&Cox)on Pinterest:
It was love at first sight. This lamp seemed perfect! Just the right materials and feel… and maybe possible to make myself?
So I searched for the materials to recreate this look… I found that the Fas lamp in Ikea has the same style metal shade and it’s only 9,99 euros per lamp. I bought two for my project. Everything else came from hardware stores. I haven’t yet bought any material for the base, but I’m planning on making it from concrete. These are the parts needed to make one lamp (without the base).
1 meter of teak batten strip (cut into two 19 cm long pieces and two 31 cm long pieces)
1 Ikea Fas lamp
2 threaded rod pieces, 5 mm thick, 4,5 cm long
1 threaded rod piece, 5 mm thick, 3 cm long
1 M8 bolt (with a matching wing nut for stability in the concrete)
1 M5 screw, 10 mm long
6 wing nuts, M5
1 M8 fork joint
1 M5 fork joint
I will show the steps on how I put these parts together later! I have almost finished one lamp already, yay!
Ps. There’s also some progress going on with our sofa issue, so hopefully I can soon show our brand new living room sofa!
I am Minni, an industrial designer and furniture design student from Finland with a passion for design, decor, and DIY. In this blog I will share my DIY projects and more. Feel free to comment, I would love to hear your thoughts!