Bent wood crafting work light

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Project by MattN posted 02-12-2017 02:45 AM 3211 views 17 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a craft work light I made for my wife for Christmas. It is a bent wood lamination using ash. Could have used a few more clamps but isn’t that always the case! I routed a grove down the middle to embed the led lights in. I super glued the light strip in to make sure it stayed. The lights are controlled by a remote for on/off and dimming.

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#1 posted 02-12-2017 10:10 AM

Nice work, I like it.

-- Vince

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#2 posted 02-12-2017 11:00 AM

That is really cool. GREAT Job!!!!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#3 posted 02-12-2017 01:50 PM

Love it. I would like to know more about it, where did you purchase the light strip, cost and possible part/model number. Was the controller separate. Thanks for any help.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#4 posted 02-12-2017 02:32 PM

This is a good idea. I too would like to learn more about the lights you used.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#5 posted 02-12-2017 03:11 PM

Great application!

The strip lights have become much brighter and of better light quality in the past few years. You can even get two row strips for more light output.

How does your wife like it?

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#6 posted 02-12-2017 06:39 PM

Lighting up the world!
Good idea and well made.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 02-12-2017 06:54 PM

Thanks everyone for the feedback. Yes, my wife (and kids) love it and use it all the time.

I got all the LED supplies from amazon. I’ll add the links below. There are 3 main pieces that I used. The led strip, I needed about 8 feet for this project. It comes in rolls that I cut to the length I needed. I does come with an adhesive back but I added some super glue to be on the safe side. The strip I ordered was water proof but that is just because I was going to use the left over for some lighting in the garage.
Next is the power supply. For 8 feet of the LEDs I bought a 3 amp 12 volt power supply was fine. I ordered a 5 amp just because it was a 2 pack and I needed another one for a different project.
The final piece was a report control to turn it off and on and to adjust the brightness. It is just a piece that plugs in between the power supply and the led strip.
I hope this helps and let me know if anyone has any other questions.

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#8 posted 02-12-2017 08:30 PM

fantastic idea.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 02-13-2017 01:18 AM

Great idea, and thanks for the links.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#10 posted 02-13-2017 01:29 AM

Thanks for the info Matt.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#11 posted 02-13-2017 02:38 AM

What a great idea and thanks for the links.

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#12 posted 02-13-2017 04:50 PM

I just saw some things like this on Pinterest this weekend and was considering making one for home. This is neat.

-- -Steven Peck,

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