Pallet woodworking #2: Bed lamp for pallet bed.

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Blog entry by mafe posted 03-17-2013 07:46 PM 13982 reads 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Pallet style bed lamps
for my new bed.

I realized fast that a bed like this needed matching bed lights.
Again I wanted it to be cheap and simple and able to be made from pallets.

I had purchased two clips lamps, this looked ok, not crisp but ok, but was hopeless to use for reading.

So back to the workshop, cut up some strips of the boards.
Holes in each end and my MaFe branding to finish off.

The ends were rounded on the sander.

I drilled a hole in the end so I could mount some hex head bolts.

They were fastened with epoxy.

And so I was able to use the hardware on the clips lamps.
To hold the cable I used strips, think this matched the industrial pallet look.

Wing nut and a rubber washer to hold the two parts of the arm together.

And the same principal for the base of the lamp.
It was mounted directly to the bed side.

And here we are!
The lamp on the bed.

And the head can turn for a good reading light.

What more can I ask for?

Hope this can bring some inspiration, at least some light.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 03-17-2013 07:50 PM

Clever and fitting!

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#2 posted 03-17-2013 07:54 PM

Looks great Mads. It looks like you have settled in quite well and comfortable.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 03-17-2013 08:31 PM

Did n’t think you could make that floating bed any nicer, but you did!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 03-17-2013 09:56 PM

A very nice addition. Cudos.

-- I never finish anyth

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#5 posted 03-17-2013 10:28 PM

not so sure how sturdy they are …. but deffently better than using the mirror :-)

take care

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#6 posted 03-17-2013 10:58 PM

Mads: I hope the good looking lamps make it through an evening of horizontal sports.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#7 posted 03-18-2013 01:26 AM

Looks great

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 03-18-2013 01:55 PM

Dennis and Madts no need to worry, they are really sturdy but yes I will not be able to hang from then and do a Tarzan, laugh.
If how ever they should one day break, they are so cheap that it will make no tears here, replasements can be made in 10 minutes.
But since my status is single, right now all they need to, is to give me a light for Don Quiote before I sleep.
Thanks guys.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 03-19-2013 12:02 AM

Let there be light..

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#11 posted 03-19-2013 04:26 AM

Very clever and well done!

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#12 posted 03-19-2013 11:30 AM


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 03-19-2013 02:04 PM

Looks right at home Mads, nice addition.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#14 posted 03-21-2013 02:47 AM

Sweet job on them, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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