Wood Lotus Light

Hi everyone!

I wanted to share one of my recent projects that was based on a fun questionnaire I put out on my Instagram. I asked my friends for recommendations of buildings that they could see as a table lamp and had several suggestions. The one that this project is based on is the Lotus Temple in India, which was inspired by a lotus flower. This wood lotus light is my interpretation of the architecture of the lotus temple and a lotus flower.

To make this light fixture, I had two layers of 1/8 inch plywood for the base. One of the layers had slots cut out of it for the 1/8 inch plywood panels to be inserted and glued in place. The other layer was a solid piece to create a rigid base. Although there are lots of wood panels, this project took a total of 4 full sheets of proofgrade maple plywood.

Here are some photos of the project and if you’re interested in learning more about it and/or seeing videos of the project, here’s a link to my YouTube video where you can learn more about the design and see the final project.

Hope this inspires your projects!
Tim Ung

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That is really nice.

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I have seen many different sorts if lotus lights but I really like that one! Thinking how great it could look in acrylic.

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What a thing of beauty!

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Another great design. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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Wow just beautiful! I can see these being way oversized, made from acrylic and turned upside down,

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Beautiful.

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Thank you! I think it would look great in a frosted or colored acrylic with the panels slightly turned. Good idea :grin:

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Yes, that would be an amazing chandelier, especially if the panel sizes were larger too! :smile:

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Wonderful design and execution!

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Amazing! Loved it!
Well done!

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Very nice! Great design!!

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That is beautiful - from any angle! I love it.

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Inspiring!

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Quite elegant! Beautiful work.

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Well done. The repetition of shape looks great in your design.

~ Jason

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Beautiful work! <3

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