DIY Table lamp – Step by step

Lighting design, Table Lamp

A few months ago, I bought some nice side tables for my couch. When I was laying on my sofa in the evening, I was always facing the problem that I have no proper light to read a book. That is why I decided to build a table lamp for my side table. In an easy 4 step approach I will show you how to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

I created a pinboard on pinterest with all table lamps that I loved to get inspired for my own creation.

2. Required supplies

Money Hot Glue Gun sticks: 9,61€ / 20 pieces = 0,16€ per table lamp (1/3 piece)

Money Plastic tubes: 2,99€ / (25cm x 150 = 3750 cm) =  0,24€ per table lamp / (5 x 25-30cm, 5 x 15cm & 5 x 10cm, 5x 5cm = 300 cm)

Money Nylon thread: 2,42€ / 100m = 0,08€ / ~4m per table lamp

Money Lamp equipment: 6,99€ per  table lamp

Total cost per table lamp = 7,47€ (excl. Hot Glue Gun)

search v2 Where to find: 

Amazon – Plastic Tubes or Universal A.I. Sheaths

Amazon – Hot Glue GunAmazon – Hot Glue Gun Sticks

Amazon – Nylon thread

Amazon – Lamp equipment or Conrad

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Table Lamp made of straws

Zeit 120 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Table lamp made of straws