Published on October 12th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Industrial Style Desk Lamp With Ikea Fas

Materials: Ikea Fas lamp, Ikea Antonius basket insert (as a mold), teak batten strip, threaded rod, bolts, wing nuts, washers etc.

Description: I needed a pair of bedside lamps for our bedroom. I’d been looking for them everywhere, but didn’t find the right pair. So after some internet inspiration, I decided to make them myself.

I bought two Ikea Fas clamp spotlights to use in my lamps. Then I bought some teak batten strip and some screws, wing nuts, washers, threaded rod, fork joints etc. to make the arms for my lamps.

The base was made with concrete using Ikea Antonius basket insert as a mold. I did some rewiring with the cords to move the switch where I wanted it and glued a piece of felt to the bottom of the concrete base so that it wouldn’t scratch my bedside tables. After that they were ready for use!

I’m happy to say that they work really well and I think they were worth all the time and effort. :)

See more of the industrial desk lamp.

~ Minni S., Finland

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Jules Yap

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19 Responses to Industrial Style Desk Lamp With Ikea Fas

  1. Mirko says:

    Hey, great job, can you tell the concret ikea articles that you have used for?

  2. Looks great – any tips on the concrete mixture?

  3. Anonymous says:

    The colour of concrete can be changed by adding different aggregate materials. In construction a client may specify a certain finish for a concrete building, i’e they may want it to catch the light, so you might add quartzite to the aggregate mix, so that it would catch all the sunlight and reflect it back. This is expensive for large buildings, but for a small project such as a lamp which actually emits it’s own light source for sparkles, … yes… sparkles, it would be worth it.

  4. Anonymous says:


  5. Anonymous says:

    It looks 100% professional! Good job!

  6. Anonymous says:

    2012′s best posting. Already.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Love it too! Great job!


  8. Scott says:

    This is a very cool hack! Great job!

  9. Anonymous says:

    One of the year’s best! Scandinavian Industrial. Love it.

  10. szantaii says:

    The concrete base is simply super. Very nice lamp.

  11. Minni S. says:

    Thank you for all the nice comments! :)

  12. Anonymous says:

    Love this simple industrial look. None of that fake Über-industrial feel of Restoration Hardware pieces.

  13. Minni S. says:

    @Anonymous: mixing concrete is really quite easy! See detailed instructions from the link in this post. There’s parts 1, 2 and 3 you can look through. Part 3 is about the making of the concrete base. :)

    Coloring concrete is something I know nothing about so I can’t help you with that, sorry!

  14. WOW, this is *beautiful*! Love it!

  15. Renata says:

    I like the industrial style, this hack is great.

  16. Anonymous says:

    super very cool hack looks very very nice.
    please tell me how to mix that smoot concrete
    someone told me you can color concrete?
    please sir reply.

  17. Excellent work. It looks great. I might adapt this for a large floor standing lamp. Thanks.

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