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Tripod-can lamp

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James Proctor Owen
Tripod-can lamp

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

Category

Lighting

Waste Materials

Food Cans (Lg)

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The Tripod-can lamp is a unique desk lamp made from a recycled food tin and old chair legs. The mixture of the metal shade and wooden legs forms the aesthetics of the lamp

Materials & Equipment List

Tin canMDFWooden chair legsBulb fitting and fabric cable

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

The re-use materials for this product are 3 chair legs and a large food can
Clean the can from any adhesives that were used to stick the label to the can
Using sheets of 18mm MDF create a part to connect the legs to the can, to help form the shape of the lamp
Mark out and drill holes for the legs to fit in. Also, drill holes all the way through the piece to attach this piece to the can
Drill a hole in the back of the can for the lamp fitting to go in
Using the MDF piece as a guide, mark out where the holes to attach the two together go, and then drill them
Push the fitting through the hole and screw it into place
Spray the MDF part an appropriate colour
Attach the MDF part to the tin can using 5mm cap head screws and bolt on the other side
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James Proctor Owen

Nottingham

United Kingdom

2nd year student at Nottingham Tren...

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