How to build a flexo desk lamp with recycled objects

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Do you need a flexo lamp? Well this may be the perfect opportunity to put your skills to work and create one with your hands, either for your garage workshop or your office desk, this lamp made exclusively from recycled objects can save your life and decorate perfectly your home.

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To build it you need the following items and tools: a wooden pallet, a saw, a metal can, screws for wood with their respective nuts, a drill, a switch, electric wire, a bulb holder and a light bulb, duct tape, a hammer, nails and a crowbar.

First you need to remove the planks from the pallet, you must modify them with the saw to set the lamp. We are going to need 3 small planks to attach the lamp to the base and the display, and 3 larger planks to create the lamp body and the base. The board used to build the base must be the largest and heaviest.

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Build the lamp is not very difficult, in fact it’s very simple. We just have to set 2 small planks to the base with some nails, between these 2 planks we’ll fix a longer one using a screw and a nut, then we’ll fix another long plank to this one in the same way, and finally fix a small plank at the end using the same system. In order to pass the screws we have to drill before the planks with the help of the driller.

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We will fix the metal can to the lamp by its side, making the required holes in the can and the small plank. Behind the can also drill 2 holes to pass later the electric cable.

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Finally install the electrical wiring in the lamp. Inside the can fix the bulb holder with the power cord, making sure that this never comes into contact with the metal can, this is very important if you don’t want to get electrocuted! Pass the cable through the side of the lamp body and install also a switch. Finally we will place the plug at the end of the wire.

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We can now place the light bulb in the flexo to finish it. Congratulations for your work!

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Source: instructables.com