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Making Laminated Cedar Spiral Lamp from Two 2×4’s

Light is utterly important when it comes to interior design. The ambiance created by lighting effects changes the appearance of a room and the way it is perceived by us, as well enhancing whichever piece of art or piece of decor we desire. It can express warmth, coziness, happiness, romance or the opposite, sterility, coldness, strictness.

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I wanted to create a piece that completely removed any evidence that it was made form 2×4’s. I also wanted to try an experiment with rubber bands and a cardboard concrete form for the lamination process. I’ve often wondered if it would work and this was my opportunity to find out. I’m very pleased with the outcome of this experiment /project and I hope you like it too.

Bending wood opens up a world of design possibilities that enable one to create things that have flowing curved lines as opposed to the predictable flat planed designs that woodworking is usually associated with. The process ironically begins with jointing the wood to create a flat surface.


Sometimes you can hide the power source by covering the wall sockets and snaking cords with furniture, or you can embrace the cord and make it into the core concept of the design. During the day the bright orange speaks for itself, and at night the rhythm of light passing through each layer reveals the single cord surrounding the whole lamp.