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Spider lamp chandelier: An IKEA hack

I love Jason’s chandelier combo from 3 IKEA TERTIAL work lamps. Kinda like a mutant giant spider lamp. So what if it needs 5 more legs to be spider? You can definitely add as many lamps as you wish.

Spider lamp chandelier: An IKEA hack

“The room calls for a decorative lighting fixture, but there is no such thing as a cheap, beautiful, classy chandelier.

My solution was to add a bit of irony, surprise and humor to the problem. In combination with a dimmer, the result works surprisingly well,” says Jason.

Spider lamp chandelier: An IKEA hack

The spider lamp consists of three TERTIAL desk lamps, fixed upside down to the ceiling. The TERTIAL lamp is the simplest and cheapest and I already had one laying around.

The base consists of a ring and a disk of identical diameter, made of 18mm plywood.

Glueing them together forms a hollow base to house the the electrical wiring. The disk has four holes in it.

Three for the lamps to go through and one in the center for the single screw that attaches the whole to the ceiling.

The end of each lamp that sits in the base also needs a hole. The lamp is held into the base by, in my case, a piece of bicycle wheel spoke, that goes through the hole in the base of the lamp.

To prevent it coming undone I bent both ends of the piece of spoke. The three arms can move and rotate independently, fitted with a dimmer it ensures versatile lighting.”

Below are drawings of the fitting, section and top view of the spider lamp.

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