Ok everyone, welcome back to another build guide. This time I’m going to make my own lamp and I’m going to show you how I did it as per usual. The lamp is made of solid mahogany that I had left over from my bookcase project. I can never throw away nice wood so I always try and find projects for my scraps. This is one of those projects.
Not only does the lamp look good (to me at least) but it’s fully voice controlled through my google home setup. It can change colors, come on during certain hours of the day and has a whole range of other functionality I’m still exploring!
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I’ve been wanting a desk lamp for a while that I can hook up to a smart light bulb. I wanted something that I can control with my google home and would integrate easily into my “smart home”. I had been looking for something I could just buy, but didn’t find anything I actually liked enough to spend my hard earned dollars on.
Browsing pinterest one day I came across this lamp: https://img.etsystatic.com/il/0b7012/790597341/il_570xN.790597341_fvdg.jpg
I really liked the look of it and thought I could do my own twist on it so I hit the wood shop and got to work!
I ended up liking it so much that I made two! Except this one is made of pine and has 100% more sides (actually only 57% more if you count the front, back and inside ring) This one I plan to make a silicon mold of and then cast in concrete, resin and other materials. Keep an eye out for guides on that in the near future!