Bamboo sconce

When you make your interior sometimes there is a problem to choose accessories. A solution to which can be making your own hands. Cut the bamboo. The circular saw is perfect for cutting blanks, but in principle you can do with an electric jigsaw. The rez is to be made 2-2.5 cm from the inner membrane. After our blanks are ready, choose the most suitable in shape and size for our future sconces.
Cut bamboo

For the remaining blanks, for the purpose of their further storage, we clean and coat the inner surface with paint - this will protect against the appearance of fungus.
We cut our blanks according to the scheme. The upper and lower parts must be made from one blank (have a common cut). With a circular saw, you can cut at any angle. It is also necessary to cut off the membrane, which will make it difficult to install the cartridge.
blanks according to the scheme

blanks according to the scheme

Drilling holes and tapping. Then we apply both parts of the plafond to each other and mark them with a pencil on the side edge of the place for the side fixings. And we transfer risk to the end part.We mark the center - this will be the axis of our hole. The connection of the upper and lower parts of the plafond will be made on M6 studs. Let's try to do without a tap. We drill the hole with a  5 mm drill with a depth of 10 mm required for the stud stroke. Cut the thread with an M6 bolt using pliers. Since the tree is pretty soft material - no problem. To connect the elements together we will prepare 4 studs 60 mm long.
cut at any angle

Drilling holes and threading

Since we have a lamp side light bulb must be between the upper and lower element of the ceiling. Therefore, before starting to connect the ceiling with the wall part, it is necessary to determine the location of the lower mounting stud, which is also the basis for the cartridge. For incandescent and energy-saving lamps, this distance is different. The distance between the upper and lower studs is 30-40 mm. Between the studs will pass the power wires, make holes for them, too, is necessary. In the wall element we make a hole for the dowel.
Surface treatment

Surface treatment. After the preparatory work, the workpiece must be sanded - remove the top layer of wood to show the structure of the tree.To do this, use the grinder. Emery paper will be used with a grain size of 200 to 40 microns for final polishing. We cover bamboo with stain outside, and inside - with paint, and let it dry. Before applying a varnish, you can apply any ornament or pattern with a burner or paints. We open varnish in 2 layers.
Assembly. After twisting the ceiling, the studs are wrapped with tow or loose linen rope over the PVA. We fix the cartridge on the stud, with the help of the nuts center it. We remove the wires from the ceiling. We fasten the wall part.

Installation. We drill a hole 6mm, insert a plastic dowel, let the power wires through the wall of the sconce through the hole. We match the holes and hammer the screw into the dowel or twist it with a flexible screwdriver. We twist the wires and isolate them. On the studs, closing the fasteners and wiring, wind the tow.
bamboo sconces

The cost of materials for 2 wall lamps is commensurate with the price of one bamboo lamp in the store, while the bamboo will not be one more fake. Do not be afraid to experiment: you can do truly exclusive things with your own hands.

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