Published on November 10th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Lykta and Bubinga: What?

Dave shares what he calls, his first artistic Ikea hack. They turned out pretty classy, don’t you think?

“I found a Centrera Lykta Lantern in the scratch and dent room on my inaugural trip to the Ikea that opened in Charlotte, NC earlier this year. It is a candle lantern with an aluminum base and glass globe. The glass globe on the scratch and dent Lykta had seen better days but I was most interested in the aluminum base which had a lot of possibilities.

I am a woodturner and always on the lookout for round fittings and pieces to incorporate into my turnings. I turned a bowl out of Bubinga wood to sit inside of the lip of the Lykta. The piece is 5″ in diameter and 3.25″ high.”

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6 Responses to Lykta and Bubinga: What?

  1. Anonymous says:

    With just a tiny amount of extra work it could be made into a very handsome dock/charging station for a mobile phone or another small electronic gadget.

  2. Anonymous says:

    As novice woodturner, I think it is beautiful and something to strive for. What a great idea to take something not so nice and turn it into something very nice. Good work

  3. Anonymous says:

    I like =)
    Can I have one?

  4. Anonymous says:

    It is a decorative bowl.

  5. Anonymous says:

    is it a big door stopper?

  6. Anonymous says:

    what is it?

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