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In this Instructable I’ll show you how to build a shaped wood and acrylic LED lamp with concrete base.

I’ll show you some tips on how to work with concrete, how to make different shapes out of wood, and how to bend acrylic the easiest way.

Be sure to watch the video to see the entire process of creating such lamp, and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

Below you can find the tools and materials that I used for this project.

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Tools:

Step 1: Making the Concrete Base.

Picture of Making the Concrete Base.
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I found an old plastic ice-cream container, and used it as a mold. To protect the concrete from sticking, I spread a cooking oil over the surface of the mold with a napkin.

For the concrete mixture I used one part coarse sand, one part cement and water. I’m mixing with a stick, and gradually adding sand, cement and water until I get an appropriate amount of nice and thick consistency.

If you want to achieve an interesting texture of the concrete form I highly recommend using coarse sand.

I poured the concrete into the mold until I get 3 cm thickness. Then was vibrating the mold by hand to remove the air pockets. I let the concrete cure, and after 2 days I removed the mold from the concrete form.

The last thing I need to do is to sand the surface of the base with a 220 grit sandpaper, which emphasized the wonderful texture of the base.

mehdialipur7 months ago
beauty lamp you created.

thanks

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onkelhugo1 year ago

Perfect in so many ways. Thanks so much for sharing - goes on my to-make-list for sure.

beutiful

Thanks! :D

Really nice, this is a super unique looking piece well done :)

Thanks! I'm glad you like it! :D

DraganA81 year ago

Bravo sekoja cest mnogu interesen proekt (Excellent very interesting project)

Creativity Hero (author)  DraganA81 year ago

Blagodaram mnogu Dragan! :D

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Thank you Hans! I appreciate that! :D

PradeepC261 year ago
Quite beautifully designed and executed.
Creativity Hero (author)  PradeepC261 year ago

Thanks, I'm glad you like it! :D

Interested work and nise .

Creativity Hero (author)  laith mohamed1 year ago

Thank you so much! :D

Beautiful. I'll be making it, too! Voted for you!

Creativity Hero (author)  tpeterson19591 year ago

That's awesome! I'd love to see how it will turn out. Thanks for voting! :D

Bionicjoe1 year ago

BRILLIANT! I will be making this.
My only concern would be if something went wrong with the lights the acryllic lens is epoxied in place. No way to fix it without damage. Maybe I can solve that.

Creativity Hero (author)  Bionicjoe1 year ago

Thanks! I'm glad I gave you an idea for making such lamp!

Well, when I was designing this lamp, my plan was to attach the acrylic with some screws, two on the top and two on the bottom, which I think would look great.

But, in the end I changed my mind, and decided to attach it with just a little epoxy.

Also, you can make it a really tight fit and attach it without adding glue or screws.

bjm19501 year ago

Great job! Looks fantastic, well done.

Creativity Hero (author)  bjm19501 year ago

Thanks! I'm happy to hear that! :D

Vulcaman1 year ago

This lamp is just awesome. :-) You did an awesome job. I voted for you :-)

Creativity Hero (author)  Vulcaman1 year ago

Thanks! I'm glad you like it! :D