As some of you may heve seen in the video and as we were dealing here with a dark corner, I have decided to make light designto bring so light in that space.
So today, we are going to create a simple and easy DIY corner light…
This could be an easy project in case you are also experiencing the same issue at home.
I will be also adding a free interactive plan to LINI so you can have the measurements to give it a try!
OK! let’s get started…
Some of the materials needed:
For this corner light we will be using 2 thin lumber slats, a piece of plywood as support and some LED Lights.
And of course, I will be displaying them all on my favorite workbench (if you would like to make it for yourself, I have also a tutorial about it here)
As I realized that some of the slat were a little bit curved so I have decided to use my planer to remove some of those imperfections.
After the planer, it was time for me to move to my miter saw in order to make he 20 degree angle cut...
When both slat were cut, I decided to place one of them on the back support to visualize and take mark of the LED placement.
To insert the second slat into the support I have decided to create some holes on it, then after that using my bandsaw create with the second slat the input going inside those holes
And finish those cut using my jigsaw...
Now time to look at the best placement on the wall
We all know that studs, cables and pipes are running through the walls and we cannot easily spot them from the outside. So if you want to drill holes you need to know what is behind the wall.
In our house this section here is where all the pipes are placed and they are going from the fondation to the rooftop. So believe me better check twice before drilling this side…
Walabot is an easy device that you can attach to your phone. With it you can see what is behind the wall. Just like magic. It gives you an amazing behind the wall imagine helping you to know where you can drill and where you shouldn’t.
You place it on the back of your phone and after downloading the Walabot App, you have to connect them both…
When your phone is connected to your walabot, you will now have to select your wall type… it actually works on concrete or drywall.
When the type is selected the first step will be the calibration, which means that it will be identifying the type of wall by sending some radio signals into the wall to confirm the type of surface we are dealing with…
Note that you will have 3 modes with your walabot:
(for each mode, I will be adding some short video find on the walabot site to illustrate those functionalities)
And you can see in the video as we move, it’s doing a quick scan of the wall to show via the yellow lines where the different pipes and studs are.
(keep in mind for the best result you should move very slowly to see the object behind the wall)
The second one is the image mode and it’s actually going to show me what’s behind the wall. So as you can see I have some pipes right here so if you have a pen you can either take a mark or just remember it. Then you move along until you reach the next indication to mark.
As you can imagine, with most home constructions you can find studs around the plates. So actually you need to make sure you are not drilling any screws around there.
And the last mode is the expert mode: and this mode is the same principle… you will have to move it slowly in the area where you are looking for an object and you will see images that looks like a heat map.
With this mode you also have the ability to adjust the intensity which allows you to adjust the sensitivity according to your needs. The expert mode is giving you an accurate view of your wall.
Then after preparing the wall, it was time for me to move on with the painting part. In order to match with the wall, I have decided to use white as main color...
When the paint was dry, it was time to place the first panel to the wall
Then after that the second one using the clipping system I have created for this design.
Et Voila!!! I have added a few decorative confetti dots to upgrade the white spirit here and add some color.
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