Modern Lamp

By AuthenTech

SKILL
easy

Sleek and modern, this tealight holder makes the ideal piece of décor for the minimalistic homeowner. 🕯

Tools

  • Miter Saw
  • Orbit Sander
  • Compact Router
  • Circular Saw
  • Drill

Accessories

  • 10 PC. ALL-PURPOSE JIGSAW BLADE SET
  • 21 PC. Titanium Drill Bit Set
  • 4PC ROUNDOVER ROUTER BIT SET

Materials

  • 1-1/2" Hole Saw
  • 3" Hole Saw
  • 3/4"x24"x48' Sanded Project Plywood
  • Tealight Candles

Steps

STEP 1

Cut a strip off the plywood sheet at 5-1/2". Some initial sanding can be done after cutting the boards and panels. Sanding pieces prior to building can make the process easier before final assembly. Refer to last page for sanding information.

Tools

Circular Saw
cutting wood to size

STEP 2

Mark wood strip at 5-1/2" and cut using Miter Saw.

Tools

Miter Saw
Cutting wood

STEP 3

Mark again and cut another 5-1/2" square.

Tools

Miter Saw
Cutting wood to size

STEP 4

Align three sides, glue and clamp together. Let glue dry per glue recommendations.

Tools

Drill
lining up wood pieces

STEP 5

Align Miter Saw blade to edge of 5-1/2" square blocks and clamp. Cut base board. Sand all sides and make flush.

Tools

Miter Saw
Cutting wood block

STEP 6

Draw lines across block face and bottom edge to find centers. This is for holes saw drill points.

Tools

Drill
drawing lines across the wooden piece

STEP 7

Use a 1-1/2" hole saw, drill down and bottom-out saw into bottom of block.

Tools

Drill
Drilling a hole

STEP 8

Use a 3-1/2" hole saw, drill down about two-thirds the way through block.

Tools

Drill
Drilling cutout

STEP 9

Using a 1/4" drill bit continue drilling through 3-1/2" pilot hole until through block.

Tools

Drill
Drill a pilot hole through a block

STEP 10

Using this 1/4" hole continue drilling down with 3-1/2" hole saw until contacted with reverse hole saw cut.

Tools

Drill
cutting hole with hole saw

STEP 11

With the 1/2" Roundover Bit, route the radius of the four corners. Sand and finish to your desire.

Tools

Router
routing the wood piece