How To: Not Your Ordinary Book Light.
How To: Not Your Ordinary Book Light. Friends have regularly recommended books as being particularly illuminating, but I admit that after opening them I was as in the dark as ever. Since I’m not one to let a good metaphor go unmolested (and because design schools seem to constantly create designers who’s job it is to make ugly lamps) I made this. Yes, it's a reading light made from a book. It turns off when its closed and gives off a variable amount of light depending on how far you open it, up to about a 40W light equivalent. It gives a nice warm, soft light and it looks right at home on my bedside table. Keep reading for all the instructions to make your own. Update: These instructions are for the wall powered unit. Skills: You need to know how to do some basic soldering and some rudimentary wood cutting. Time: A couple of afternoons, though a lot of that time is waiting for glue and paint to dry. Materials: - Hardback book. Tools: Preparing the book First we need to scalp the book. Done!