When decorating the living room in our new house, my wife and I searched for a wood/steel combination wall lamp. We did not find an exactly what we wanted, or we declared it as was way too expensive, but the HEKTAR design from IKEA did have the shade form we liked.
So I decided to put in on some wood slabs so it would completely fulfill our requirements. The building process was relatively simple.
IKEA items used:
- HEKTAR ceiling track with 3 spots
Other materials and tools:
- Some wood slabs from a local home store
- Screw terminal
Hack instructions for HEKTAR wall lamp
First, we disassembled the HEKTAR lamp. It left us with 3 lampshades connected with some wire.
After choosing a nice layout of the wood slabs, I milled the centre of the slab (where the lamp is mounted) back to 5mm thickness.
The shaft of the HEKTAR lampshade is not that long. I milled some tracks to route the wires from one lamp to another and used a few small metal strips to connect the wood slabs.
Connecting the lamps with screwterminals finalized the process. Within a few hours, it was done.
~ by Tim V