They are exquisitely unique and every creation is different to the others. This incredibly talented man creates what most people can’t create with the visual advantage of 20/20 vision.
Every crack is illuminated when the light is on. A creation which gives a second life to these natural elements. Polite questions are more likely to receive responses. As well as the standard indoor log lamps, 2 new variations have been developed.
One being an outdoor variant (ready for wiring by an electrician) and a wall mounted shade/sconce is ready for hanging over most wall mounted light sources. Eight ways to embrace organic home decor with tree stumps!
Each lamp is unique so actual size may vary. How could you forcefully get a log to crack?
I figure once it cracks you can drill it out and put in a light. One of his latest works plays into his obsession with nature by using cracked logs and light.
Meerding retains only 5% in his peripheries, which is where his use of light comes in. Using light helps him show how he sees the world. He also relies on his “old mate,” or rather a speaking tape measurer. As a result, all of his cracked log lamps are responsibly sourced using sustainable materials. Meerding is best known for his logs filled with natural cracks through which a soft light glows. Some of his lamps are made to sit on your desk and others can be used outside as a light and bench all in one.
You can purchase one of his many assortments of cracked log lamps online!
Each cracked log lamp can be used as a stool, table or a light accessory, and they look like something you’d find at an outdoor resort. The logs have been responsibly salvaged from nature and re-purposed. All lamps are made with salvaged cracked wood that would otherwise be burnt. They can be used both as outdoor and indoor decor. Besides using it as a lamp, you can also use the tree stump as a stool or a coffee table.
You can place them on the ground, but also wire them to the ceiling. These lamps can also be wired to the ceiling. These cracked log lamps are just some of his thoughts. Get a log or stump, dig a big hole into it and cut some lines at the edge, and fix a light into the log or stump to make stunningly beautiful cracked log lamps. Make this amazing wood floor lamp as indoor or outdoor lighting !
If your piece of wood is larger or smaller, adjust the size of the tube. Cut the wood log into slices (2 cm minimum) with a wood saw. Find the center of each log slice and make a hole with a drill, use the same diameter as the plexiglass tube. Sand down the surface of each wood slice with sandpaper. Put wood glue on the inside of each hole and let it dry for a day. Put some wood sticks to get the desired space between wood slices. Varnish each wood slice and let them dry, repeat the operation 2 to 3 times.
Cracked Log Lamp by Duncan Meerding
Install wood slices one by one on the plexiglass tube and fix with wood glue. Make sure that the inside diameter of the wood and inside diameter of the tube pieces are aligned…. This gives the wood time to season, and the rounds should not crack. But when working with wood one never knows.
I do this with basswood for people who paint and do wood burning, pyrography.
I agree with using the chain saw to cut the rounds.
I would also use a scroll saw to cut the centre, as a forstener bit is very aggressive and will move the wood piece unless held down tightly using clamps. A big part of the work (concept, basic instructions …) is provided to you to do your project and share your experience in the comments. As there was mentioned by others, can’t see how the wood slices stay in position, top and bottom can work that out- what’s holding the equal gaps between wood slices apart?
Also, where does the light go in reference to the bottom slice. This would be much more structural than trying to hold each slice in place with glue. Cut a grove in the bottom block of wood deep enough to put the power cord though and then fill it with glue to hold it in place. Find the materials you’ll need for this craft. Find the center of each log and make a hole with a drill. Put wood glue on the inside of each circle and let it dry for a day.
You can cut logs no probs on the bandsaw – just should use a cradle to hold it so it can’t roll and get thrown. The more dull your blade becomes, the more it tends to grab and spin the logs, so the sled becomes more and more a must for these cuts. When one of the logs spins, it’ll kill a blade quickly. Duncan says “by turning them into a vessel for light, we can bring the outside in, and be reminded of our intrinsic connection with nature”.
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The warm yellow light coming through each lamps unique light pattern, highlights the fiery fate that the salvaged timber would have otherwise been exposed to. These lamps embrace, rather than avoid the naturally occurring cracks in refuse logs. Or it would be a great prop for spooky television programs. Do not hesitate to contribute by sending us your garden pictures!
Add yourself to our list, and never miss out. These lamps embrace, rather than avoid the naturally occurring cracks in refuse logs. By turning them into a vessel for light, we can bring the outside in, and be reminded of our intrinsic connection with nature. The warm yellow light coming through each lamps unique light pattern highlights the fiery fate that the salvaged timber would have otherwise been exposed to. Keep updated, as a newer version of the stump light is in progress that uses a battery instead of having to be plugged into a power source, which will make it even more amazing to use while camping or anywhere outdoors. The hardest thing is to frill the wooden log to make space for a light. It´s the cracks that decide where and how the lights will be disposed.
Another interesting feature is that you can either use it as a stool, a small table while you´re outside or just a regular light accessory. Obviously each piece is unique, thus contributing for the exclusiveness of it and giving them that extra character we all love to get on the items we own. The original bowl is cast from genuine porcelain with a durable matte glaze. All over the world people are creating fantastic and interesting new products using recycled skateboards.
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