DIY: Wood and Concrete Task Lamp—for Under 10 Dollars
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Is it just us, or is Ikea's Fas Clamp Spotlight the most versatile lamp ever? We've been noticing it for years in unexpected (and expected) spaces, and it never fails to please. Finland-based industrial design student Minni of Nimi Design has reimagined the spotlight as a task lamp, complete with a concrete base. As all great DIYs projects begin, Minni obsessed over a Cox & Cox task lamp she first spotted on Pinterest before deciding to just make it herself. She sourced a few strips of teak, the Fas Spotlight ($9.99 each), bolts, screws, and a mold for the concrete base. For further instructions, see Nimi Design for the DIY project. Above: The final product from Part 4 of the DIY; read about the inspiration for the project in Part 1 . Above: Materials sourced in Part 2 of the DIY. Above: Instructions for making the concrete lamp base can be found in Part 3 . Above: A detail of the connecting base. Looking to buy (rather than to DIY) a task lamp? Shop 502 of our favorite Task Lighting options in our Shop section. For another DIY lighting project, see our recent post: A Ten-Minute DIY Lamp by Dino Sanchez .