MDF Pendant Lamp

One of my first designs and builds from scratch is this Pendant Lamp made from 1/4" MDF. Overall, I am pleased with how it turned out but there are a couple of easy improvements. My kerf measurement was off, so it was a slightly loose fit that needed some wood glue. I thought I had read somewhere that the laser had a kerf of .001" but i found it to be .005-.007.

I also thought the design would look better if the slots were angled, so the panels would block more of the direct light.

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Beautiful!

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Mmmm blinding. :smiley:

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Looks very cool, but it could really use some diffusion.

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Very neat design!

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I agree! Should have started by just slotting the side panels in at an angle.

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Lovely shape! :grinning:

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Very Nice!
Besides adding more panels or canting them, incorporating some frosted acrylic would serve to diffuse the light too.

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I love the bare bulb look. And exploded renders are totally my thing! Great work all round!

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Oh, very nice! I do think it will look great with the vintage style bulbs–those are made to be seen.

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Beautiful! The pattern is great. So simple, yet interesting.

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I like it. That looks really cool.

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This! Stick a squirrel cage bulb in there. It’ll look awesome!

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Crazy how upscale MDF can look! Nice job!

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Very simple but dramatic design … can’t wait to see successive iterations. :glowforge::sunglasses:

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Beautiful Work!!! Great job!

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Well done! I found my kerfs to be around .008

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Gorgeous! I love the walnut, and the diagonals. :blush:

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Did you make the design? Are you gonna share??? :slight_smile:

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That is really beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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