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