Here is a prototype of my desk “smart lamp”. I am quite happy how it turned out. This was cut from 6mm (1/4") Baltic Birch that I purchased at my local plywood shop ($10 for a sheet of 5x5). After cutting the wood, I spray painted it with some Metallic Copper that I had left over from another project… I really like how it turned out.
Now I am planning to make a few more for Christmas gifts for parents. I found a nice deal on some Teak plywood at my local plywood shop, and may try to make one with a natural wood finish. To diffuse the light, I 3d printed a white baffle (1mm thick, about 285mm tall).
Total cost to make this is a little under $30- roughly $3 for the wood (used 4 12x20 sheets), $10 for the electrical hardware (ceramic socket, mounting hardware, cord), $10 for the smart bulb, and maybe $4 for paint. I used a negligible amount of glue to hold the base together and the vertical slats.