Published on October 16th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Playing Torka on my Orgel

1x torka, 1x Orgel and Good glue

I love the Torked out Ribba backlit frame posted here a few days ago. So I made some of those. But I had more Torka than I needed. And not enough light.

So this is what you do;

1. Go to Ikea and picked up an Orgel. (I already had some Torka, but if you don’t pick up that to.
2. Put the light togheter.
3. Cut the Torka so that it is just long enough to go inside the lampshade. You can do this with a knife, a scissor or simply just break it by hand.
4. Put glue on the botton of the branches. I used hot glue, but almost any glue will do.
5. Glue the branshes to the bottom of the light in a circle. Do this multiple times, 1 Torka is roughly enough for 2 rounds.
6. Plug the light in and enjoy your woody Orgel.

If you feel the branches is kinda to loose at the top, you can use a wire or something to hold it togheter.

~ Jørn Idar, Oslo, Norway

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5 Responses to Playing Torka on my Orgel

  1. Meaghan says:

    delightful! i kinda like where jo was going with that idea… could be cool…
    well done!

  2. jo says:

    maybe you can have the branches just longer than the lamp? like this it can be more similar to trees? like the lamp beeing “incrusted”, incapsulated in a tree? a dead tree, but a tree anyway….
    only a suggeestion

  3. eva says:

    i love it, it will definitely fits in my living room… thanks for posting it…

  4. IKEA Spotter says:

    This is beautiful. I’d love to do this with the 2 orgel floor lamps I own but I’m afraid my bunny would see it as his new toy.

    Great job!

  5. This is beautiful, Jørn. I’ve seen lamps I’ve liked made from handmade paper with branches worked into the paper. This is a different tactic, but the organic feel is similarly pleasing. A bunch of them together would make an interesting forest effect!

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