I took a small break from my mini-series "Helping the community" on ROS2 and the tello_driver for making an autonomous drone. I needed to clear my head out from this one, it grew to be an enormous project, which I'll tackle gladly soon.
Though I love writing techie posts, this time I made something a bit different: Today I'll share how I made a boutique lamp in 1-hour*.
* Not counting the 24H that the varnish needed to dry.
Let's dive in!
List of components
(Spent around 50 ILS (~14.80$))
- Retro chains
- Wire staplers
- Lamp Bases Holder - 2.82$ * 4
- Retro Edison Light Bulbs - 2.78$ * 4
- Vintage Rope Textile Wire - 7.14$
Overall of 44.34$
Putting aside my enjoyment and all the things I've learned while making this boutique lamp, paying 44.34$ is still cheaper than buying a lamp like this from a store.
- Using sandpaper, I smoothed the wood until there were no splinters.
- Then I applied 2 layers of varnish (12H waiting for dry, and polishing the wood, between each layer)
Note Although it is not the first time I work with wood, this time I've read the instruction written on the back of a varnish can. It was as easy as following instructions for making rice.
- Wiring, this part was a REAL walk in the park.
- Using a fluke I made sure there was no disconnection along the wires.