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Cheese Lamps

Architectural student Andrés Moreno has a lamp collection entitled, 'Lamparas Caseus', which is Latin for Cheese Lamps. Although they're made of MDF and not baby Swiss, the name is still appropriate. DIYable? I’d bet my freshly-grated-Parmesan-loving behind on it. Spotted at Designboom.

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Anonymous on Sep 09, 2015:

Is posterboard safe or not? i'm confused with the cheese lamp. want to create one but what the best material?


Anonymous on Sep 09, 2015:

Is poster board safe to use? confused now.


RE on Jul 18, 2013:

Nice..


RE on Jul 18, 2013:

Nice....


Mimi on May 30, 2013:

If you use mdf you can drill the small holes and use hole saws for the large ones. Very simple but ingenious.


LINDA ARMSTRONG on Jan 07, 2013:

THIS WOULD BE NICE FOR A GIRL TEENAGER FOR HER ROOM.


LINDA ARMSTRONG on Jan 07, 2013:

THIS WOULD MAKE A BEAUTIFUL LAMP FOR A GIRLS ROOM ALSO.


Anonymous on Jan 05, 2013:

I would say be careful in the materials you use, such as any paper. You do not want to create a fire hazard.


Anonymous on Dec 12, 2012:

I love this concept. I was searching the internet and found something similar here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/113748714/tube-lampsimilar


Amanda on Dec 10, 2012:

Where online might you find some MDF???  Thanks...


Anonymous on Dec 08, 2012:

Can i have step by step directions please


Jamison on Dec 08, 2012:

Okay. Here's how I would attempt it. I would take medium-density black fiberboard (I've seen it at Target, Dollar Tree, etc.) and cut out four equal-sized squares or rectangles. However big I wanted the lamp to be. I'd cut a fifth piece to fit on the top. Because fiberboard is a little thick, a hole punch may not work. I'd probably trace circles on the fiberboards and cut them out with an Xacto knife. Then I'd glue the four sides together to form a cube, and glue the top piec on. An LED light or Christmas lights inside would do the trick. Glue the lamp on a piece of wood for the base.
It might be nice to paste sheets of cellophane or wax paper to the insides of the boards before gluing them together. Paper might make a nice soft filter for the light to glow through. Anyway, that's my idea.


renee on Dec 08, 2012:

Ok the diy part is easy they have round hole punces you can use for scrap booking in essence its a metal disk spring loaded and you pull back it slams down an ahhhh perfect hole the same could be done with hammer and disk or even exacta knife trace some different size circles. yep im doing it mwaaaa


DIY Maven on Nov 07, 2012:

@Karen--Medium Density Fiberboard. Inexpensive, easy to work with, available at any big box store. 


Karen on Nov 06, 2012:

Okay, I'm new to this. What is MDF?


Allinicole87 on Oct 19, 2012:

large painted PVC pipe?


 


Anonymous on Oct 13, 2012:

Why put stuff on here if you don't want to share the instructions?


GM on Oct 03, 2012:

Good luck with the poster board and hole punches. That will work for the edges, but how are you going to do the holes in the center? MDF seems the way to go.


GM on Oct 03, 2012:

Good luck with the poster board and hole punches. That will work for the edges, but how are you going to do the holes in the center? MDF seems the way to go.


Amy on Oct 01, 2012:

If you didn't want to do the lamp kit.  A dowel with Christmas lights wrapped around it would work.  Just feed the plug through a hole you can drill at the bottom of one of the sides.


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