Step 5: Glue and Clamp
Once all your pieces are cut and the LED strip is in place, it is time to glue.
Gorilla Glue will work best for this because you are joining plastic to wood. Be aware that Gorilla Glue expands greatly and will leak out the sides if you use too much.
I orientated the boards so that the end grain was alternating. Clamp in place and allow to set.
Step 6: Sand the Sides
After the glue has set, scrape off excess glue and sand to finish.
Using the belt sander speeds up the process of finishing the sides, but a palm sander will suffice.
Be cautious of burning and melting the acrylic on the belt sander. Take small passes and allow the plastic to cool.
I used grits from 80-220 on the palm sander to get a great finish on the wood and acrylic.
Step 7: Finish
Minwax wipe-on poly gives a great finish to the wood and acrylic. Super easy to apply. Just wipe on, wipe off, Daniel san.
Let dry and then it’s time to enjoy your lamp!
Step 8: Make Different Sizes
This project can be customized to so many different dimensions and styles. It’s up to you and your creativity to stack different sizes of wood and plastic and create something unique.
The next stage of this project is to cut the pieces out a laser cutter.
Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed. Please vote for me in the lighting contest!