The Neat & Cheap Ikea Hemma Chopstick Lamp

The Neat & Cheap Ikea Hemma Chopstick Lamp

Joelle Alcaidinho
Jan 27, 2011

Have chopsticks and an Ikea Hemma bulb set and want to create an energy efficient and stylish pendant lamp? Well, you have come to the right place since this post will help you to do exactly that courtesy of ReadyMade.

Why settle for a boring incandescent lighting fixture when your Chinese takeout can provide you with the fodder for a unique wooden CFL lamp? Create a bent ply–inspired CFL pendant lamp from a few simple materials by following these steps from ReadyMade. The project takes less than an hour to complete and is rated by ReadyMade as a Very Easy project.

To make this project you will need: 2 8 1/2" x 11" sheets of paperwood (maple works well), 2 pairs wooden chopsticks (the variety from Chinese and Thai restaurants work best), 8 #47 O-rings or small black rubber bands, fishing line, 9-watt compact fluorescent lightbulb, and a hanging bulb socket (Ikea's Hemma cord set is a great inexpensive option).

The tools needed for this project are: a ruler, scissors, hole punch, and tape (glossy finish works best).

We think this is a great project that is quick and easy and it's a fantastic way to get an energy efficient Japanese minimalist light fixture for a very low cost.

Check out the project on ReadyMade for the complete instructions.
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(Images Meiko Arquillos for ReadyMade and Flickr member Yohei Yamashita licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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