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Picture of Japanese Style Desk Lamp

I had some walnut scraps laying around that I wanted to use for something instead of throwing away, but couldn't think of a use for them. I remembered seeing a similar lamp to what I have made when I visited Little Tokyo in LA and liked the symmetrical, minimalist look of it. This seemed like a perfect weekend project to use my remaining scraps, as it is mostly open space filled in with a paper wall. This also makes a nice gift, I ended up giving it to my Mom for Mother's Day and she loved getting something that I made instead of bought. While this lamp is relatively simple and not all too hard to make, it still looks nice on a side table or in the corner of a room. This is a nice weekend project, where the most complicated part of it is keeping the clamping and glue-up square.

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Step 1: Materials and Tools



  • Miter Saw
  • Band Saw
  • Sander w/ assorted grits
  • Wood Glue
  • Utility Knife
  • Danish Oil
  • Combination Square w/ 12" ruler
  • Pencil or Pen
  • Wood Filler
  • Screwdriver
  • Danish Oil
Its very nice lamp and stylish
Love the lamp, very stylish!

I am also loving that table you photographed it on!
Zachary Goode (author)  Penolopy Bulnick16 days ago
Here's a full picture of the table
That table is a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing a picture of it :)
Zachary Goode (author)  Penolopy Bulnick16 days ago
Thank you. That table was made by my grandpa as a present for my mother. He calls it a "junk" table, since it was made using his boxes and boxes of scrap wood cuttings.
jim_henry17 days ago
Very nice! I will be making this lamp for sure.
Zachary Goode (author)  jim_henry16 days ago
Please post pictures and click I Made It if you end up making one. I would love to see it when it is done.