- Scrap branches
- IKEA Forså lamp or any other desk lamp with a arm that can be detached from its base
- Wood Sealer+paint
- Lamp lead
- A 4mm wide/6cm long slotted screw
- Something really heavy to use as a base
- Some rope
- Paint brushes
Step 1 – Sawing & drilling
Make some clean branch cuts with the saw, then drill a hole where you want to stick the detached lamp ”arm” of the IKEA Forså lamp . For a neat fit – do make sure the diameter of the drill matches the diameter of the tip of the lamp.
Step 2 – Wood Sealer
Apply a coat of wood sealer to the branch cuts to avoid leaky stains through the paint. Leave to dry.
Step 3 – Painting!
Paint the branches in whatever color you like.
Step 4 – Putting the pieces together
Drill a hole into the bottom of the branch you want to fit to the IKEA Forså base. Screw the screw into the hole. Leave a 2 cm outer tip that will go into the slot of the IKEA Forså lamp base.
Step 5 – Some last tweaks
New ”lamp arm” for the IKEA Forså base – use a basic lamp lead for branch that is mounted to the IKEA Forså base. Simply let it hang from the branch, as the shape of the branch naturally had a arm-like quality.
New base for the IKEA Forså ”lamp arm” – The ”something heavy” in this hack consists of a concrete cylinder found at a construction site. The ”rope” is a synthetic leather strap from a local hardwear store. Tie the branch to the cylinder with the strap. Further stability can be added by reinforcing the”rope” construction.
Enjoy the results!