Making a lamp – 1

Preparing the wood

The frames of this series of lamps are made of 3/8" × 3/8" stock and the kumiko (the bit the paper is glued to) of 1/4" × 1/4" stock. After I rough cut the wood for thickness, I run each piece through a planer, and then sand it to a medium grit finish.

Sanding the frame and kumiko

Quick links to the dens in this rabbit hole:

  1. Preparing the wood
  2. Cutting the frame and kumiko
  3. My workbench
  4. Cutting the angles
  5. The forms
  6. Gluing the frame
  7. The first side of the frame
  8. The transition from 2D to 3D
  9. Finishing the frame
  10. A freestanding frame
  11. Cutting and gluing the kumiko
  12. Continuing with the kumiko
  13. Playing with design
  14. Adding the washi and light
  15. The final Aha!
  16. A couple related lamps


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