First I took the wooden pieces and drilled six 5 mm wide holes. One hole to each shorter piece, 2 cm away from one end and two holes to each longer piece, one 3,5 cm away from one end and second hole 2cm away from second end.
To fit the fork joint nicely between the two shorter wood pieces, I had to carve a 2-3 mm deep dent to the other end of the piece. Then I drilled a 5 mm hole through the dent.
Here are close ups on all the joints. Top left: wing nut – wood – 2 washers – fork joint – 2 washers – wood – wing nut. Top right: wing nut – wood (long) – wood (short) – 5 washers - wood (short) - wood (long) – wing nut. Bottom left: wing nut – wood – fork joint – wood – wing nut. Bottom right: the lamp attached to the lamp arm with one screw.
And here it is assembled! Doesn’t it look great?
I still need to make the base which will probably be the hardest thing to do… Pouring concrete for the first time in my life… Yikes! But hopefully I manage and get these lamps ready and in use as fast as possible. So Part 3 coming up!
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!