This episode shows how to make a DIY wooden LED chandelier or pendant lamp using Rockler’s steam bending kit. This LED chandelier / hanging pendant light is part of the Rockler Bent Wood Challenge.Read More
This time I’m making a DIY modern concrete coffee table using white GFRC concrete mix and walnut lumber. This project involves intermediate concrete and woodworking skills, but I think with some patience, anyone can create this modern concrete coffee table. It would also be cool to see someone scale this design to dining table size. The table has an aggressive wing-shape that I’m really happy with.
Oh, it was also featured on the cover of the August 2019 issue of Popular Woodworking :)
If you haven’t worked with GFRC before, it might seem a bit intimidating; but it isn’t. It really isn’t a whole lot more difficult to work with than standard concrete, and the results that GFRC produces are amazing. The woodworking skills involved are more intermediate, basically because you have to use a vertical cutting jig on the table saw to make the aggressively angled walnut base for the coffee table.
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o Hikoki / Metabo HPT 12V Impact Driver: Coming Soon!!
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This time I show how to make modern DIY geometric succulent planters using simple woodworking skills.Read More
This video shows how to make a wireless DIY rainbow epoxy resin LED lamp that transforms between a sconce, table lamp, and task light.
This is a simple DIY woodworking and epoxy resin project. I used a layer of white epoxy resin covered by a layer of clear epoxy resin to diffuse the LED strips. The lamp is made of three pieces that connect with a clever system of magnets and steel washers, that allow you to transform the lamp from a vertical sconce, to a horizontal scone, to a desk lamp or table lamp, to a task light. And since the lamp is battery-powered and rechargeable, it is easy to use in many situations. (The batteries last about 3 hours under normal use.) To top it off, the LED controller I used has a Bluetooth app, that allows the LEDs to be controlled via a Bluetooth connection to your phone.
The lamp base and light bar are made from hardwood maple, and involve fairly simple woodworking skills. The support block was 3D modeled in Fusion 360 and 3D printed using my Anycubic 3D printer.
The LED strips I used were SK6812 RGBWW LEDs. These LED strips are individually controllable neopixels that have RGB LEDs and separate warm white LEDs, so the lamp can do colorful displays and operate in a music syncing mode, or serve as a more refined and sophisticated warm white light source.
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This time I show how to make a DIY Epoxy LED pendant light.Read More