- Winter 2015
- Craft Project
- LED Wall Scone and Lamp
There are lots of wood block lamp projects on the internet but I tried to make mine different by using laminated construction and up & down firing LED scone lights.
The laminated oak gives it a unique ‘end-grain’ look and is much more stable than a solid block of pine. Pine dries and cracks and might even warp making the lamp wobbly in 10-15 years. The laminated oak is much more stable as well as being a hard wood.
The back side reveals a large cavity for the LED driver and wires. This cavity was created by making a cutout in the middle laminations which saved a lot of time rather than milling out the cavity.
Here you can see the simple 12 volt ‘LED dome’ lights in the top and bottom. I milled out the round hole deep enough to fit a M11 connector so the dome light is plug-n-play replaceable.
I made a few more with scone lights to give to friends as gifts. Each one sporting a vintage style LED COB lamp that draws a mere 12 watts of power.