May 5, 2012

Book Lamp

If you have an old, thick Potosynthesis book  and you need a lamp for your bedroom maybe this post will help you...

I found an awesome guide here and I just wanted to share with you...

Steve (the main brain behind Grathio Labs) choose to use MDF and cloth in order to recreate the page-like thickness of the book but If you want to keep the books pages (or most of it) there are my advices:

1) You can use a flat lightbulb: I found in a store and, although they are expensive (like 5 times more compared to a "normal" bulb) it's perfect for this project

2) You can carve the space for the lamp inside the book and use a clear plastic clip in order to keep the pages toghether

If you want to keep the pages you'll need to protect the book from burning so here's my advices

  • Use Alluminium foil sheet and a semi-thick transparent PVC sheet (or glass) in order to create a barrier from the lamp and collect all the light from the bulb
  • Use the smallest light bulb holder and attach it to a MDF shaped like a L: in the bigger side you can attach the bulb holder and you can put the smaller one under the weight of the paper in order to maintain the bulb still


  1. What a cute and fun solution to a lack of light. This is perfect for a college apartment or dorm room!

  2. I would have never thought of this. Great use of household things that most people already have.