Firewood Bedside Lamps

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Project by svenbecca posted 10-11-2020 10:08 PM 1332 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found two pieces of hollowed out logs in the wood pile. I squared them up and made some bedside lamps. Not much to tell. The dot in the middle of the bases are the on/off for the touch switch. Not much actual light, but a really nice glow. Used 12 volt, 60 watt (equivalent) LED boards embedded in the epoxy. I used a plexiglass mold (recommend super gluing together), dropped in the log, and filled the mold with epoxy (weigh the logs down, they float). I had to bore a 2 inch hole through the center of the lamp. The light would not reach the top without it. I poured clear epoxy in the hole to fill the cuts left by the bit and drained it. I left it hollow.

This is my first epoxy project. May do some more, but not for a minute.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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#1 posted 10-11-2020 10:41 PM

Great idea, I like these a lot.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#2 posted 10-12-2020 12:26 AM

Cool. They look great. Are they just epoxied on each side, or did you fill the whole void?
What epoxy did you use?

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 10-12-2020 01:48 AM

beautiful lamps,spectacular wood.i like the lamp on the left best but the base on the right best.would you mind switching those please-lol.nice work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 10-12-2020 02:38 AM

Firewood… hmmm!

Love to sit by the fire and watch the glow... raised that to the next level…

... The dot in the middle of the bases are the on/off for the touch switch. Not much actual light, but a really nice glow… May do some more, but not for a minute.

- svenbecca

Not maybe, minute has expired… may I suggest for the next build…

  • Take build/technique pictures and maybe make them move… in a future blog or post.
  • Introduce Alexa or Google so you can turn it on from “anywhere” in the house.

I’m sure many would join me as a captive audience.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#5 posted 10-12-2020 05:41 AM

Beautiful work. Like LBD suggested a few pictures of the how you did it would be great..

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 10-12-2020 08:07 PM

Very cool .
I think that is a very sellable item.
Make a few and I’m sure people would buy them.

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#7 posted 10-17-2020 01:43 AM

Very Nice, thank you

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#8 posted 10-17-2020 02:25 AM

Excellent design and execution – very original concept. Everyone with firewood is looking for pieces to make some for themselves!

-- Bstrom

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#9 posted 10-21-2020 04:43 PM

Very cool concept, and impressive execution. Love them!

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#10 posted 10-21-2020 08:52 PM

Beautiful work! They both turned out great! How high did you sand the epoxy and what finish did you use on the epoxy?

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