Are you looking to spice up your house and give it some new light? What if you could create a one of a kind lamp from wood and resin?
With Faux Rizzle, this log lamp is not only possible, but achievable! In this tutorial, we will explain how to create a beautiful, one of a kind lamp made from wood. It’ll have all your guests gaping in amazement. Don’t be afraid to get hooked on the new growing craze!
To create a Log Lamp, you will want to gather your supplies, and begin setting up a space that you can dedicate as your work space. Resin begins as a liquid, and once hardened, may be impossible to remove. Make sure that any surfaces you don’t want resin on are completely covered by something that can be disposed of afterwards.
What you will need:
An old plastic tablecloth or plastic cover
An old pair of clothes you don’t care about
6 Mixing Containers
6 Stirring Sticks
Faux Rizzle Casting Resin
91% Isopropyl Alcohol
Infrared Thermometer Gun
2 Resin-Coated Logs
Faux Rizzle Peacock Metallic Powder Hue
1 Razor Blade
LED Light Strip
Step 1: Ensure all surfaces are covered with your old plastic tablecloth or plastic cover.
Step 2: Gather all the supplies needed to complete this project.
Step 3: Build a mold for your Log Lamp in the shape that you want your finished lamp to look like.
Step 4: Pour Hardener (Part B) into your mixing container first, then pour your Resin (Part A) into the mixing container as well. You will want to make sure you measure a mixture of 2 parts Resin and 1 part Hardener by volume to create a 2:1 ratio. Mix your casting resin for 5 minutes at a slow, but steady pace. Be sure to scrape the bottom and sides of your mixing container to ensure you mix the casting resin thoroughly. Pour your resin into a clean mixing container and mix slowly for an additional 4 minutes. Note: You don’t want to pour your resin in layers thicker than 2 inches as this can cause your resin to overheat very quickly. We recommend pouring up to 1 inch thick layers at a time.
Step 5: Immediately after you finish mixing your casting resin, pour your casting resin into your log lamp mold. Continually monitor the temperature of the casting resin and spray 91% isopropyl alcohol to cool the temperature of the casting resin and to pop the bubbles. Note: You don’t want to leave your resin in the container for longer than 3 minutes, or you may start seeing your resin harden, or cure faster. You want to ensure that the resin remains between 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit. If your casting resin gets too hot, it can cause the log lamp to crack, therefore it is important to watch the temperature and to keep spraying 91% isopropyl alcohol onto the casting resin to cool it down.
Step 6: Place your resin coated log into your casting mold. Secure the logs in place by using tape.
Step 7: Allow to harden for 24 hours.
Step 8: Remove the tape from the logs.
Step 9: Mix more casting resin, and pour another layer of casting resin.
Step 10: Remove the tape from the logs. Mix more casting resin, and pour another layer of casting resin.
Step 11: Allow 24 hours to harden.
Step 12: Mix more casting resin and add Faux Rizzle Peacock metallic powder hue. Pour Part B into your mixing container, then pour your Part A into the mixing container. Mix your casting resin for 5 minutes at a slow, and steady pace. Be sure to scrape the bottom and sides of your mixing container to ensure you mix the casting resin thoroughly. Pour your resin into a clean mixing container, add your Peacock metallic powder and mix slowly for an additional 4 minutes. Pour your casting resin into the mold to create another layer.
Step 13: Allow 24 hours to harden.
Step 14: Remove the log lamp from the mold and round out the edges using a hand-held router.
Step 15: Cut a groove down the center of the back of your lamp using the router. Brush away any dust from the groove. Then, add a clear coat of resin through the groove.
Step 16: Spray a bucket with mold release. This will be used as your base mold.
Step 17: Mix more casting resin. Pour the casting resin over the log lamp, creating another layer, and allowing it to flow down into the base mold. Brush the resin across your log lamp.
Step 18: Using a propane torch, lightly torch the log lamp to remove air bubbles. Note: Be careful not to use too much heat. Using too much heat can speed up the curing process and give you less working time.
Step 19: Allow 24 hours to harden.
Step 20: Remove the log lamp from the base mold and insert an LED light strip into the back groove of your log lamp.
Step 21: Clean the edges of the base by using a heat gun and razor blade.
Step 22: Enjoy your new log lamp!
Please Note: Don’t let the temperature of your resin fall below 70 degrees Fahrenheit within the first 48 hours after finishing your log lamp.
Learning to work with resin can be tricky and practice is very important. You can contact us with any questions or issues you may have. Our Faux Rizzle Customer Service team is happy to assist you. You can contact us at: (800) 628-2962 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see this project in action, please watch our log lamp tutorial video!