How to Make a Spectacular Floor Lamp With Logs

by Jeff
5 Materials
3 Hours

How to make a lamp with a wood log? You may have wood logs available around you, or maybe a wood part too big to put in a fireplace… Make this amazing wood floor lamp as indoor or outdoor lighting!

This great tutorial will help you in all stages, however, some information, details may be missing, in this case, leave a comment or use your imagination to solve the problem ;) The guide is easier than it sounds, you just need some woodworking knowledge.

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Locate the materials you need for this craft.

Cut the wood log into slices (2 cm minimum) with a wood saw.

Find the center of each log slice and make a hole with a drill, use the same diameter as the plexiglass tube.

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  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Sep 26, 2019

    VERY cool! Why did you coat the inside of the holes with wood glue & let it dry? Is this to allow the plexi tube to slide in easier?

  • Jack Jack on Jan 31, 2020

    I know there is a lot of leeway here, but for this specific piece - what is the thickness of the slices on top and bottom and the thickness of the slices in between? What is the spacing between slices?

  • Sherry Miller Sherry Miller on Sep 24, 2020

    This is so beautiful ! I moved from California to Missouri 8 years ago. I miss it a lot. In trying to bring a piece of California with me I brought a palm tree stump with the plan to mosaic the top and use as a small table for the deck. I think I can still do that and just go farther and make it a lamp too. it is a stump so the bottom is bigger around than the top.. Problem is I am a 72 year old lady without a saw and would probably hurt myself it I did. Would a place like Lowe's or Home Depot cut my stump for me. Also palm trees have a layered smooth bark so should I varnish it first so I don't lose layers ? It is a pretty burgundy color and is very sentimental to me so I don't want to damage it.

    Please advise me.


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