Use A Pocket Hole Jig To Create A Unique Lighting Effect On A DIY Lamp

Use A Pocket Hole Jig To Create A Unique Lighting Effect On A DIY Lamp

Pocket hole jigs are very handy for building furniture, but they can also be used to enhance a DIY lamp.

The wood lamp shown above is a great beginner DIY project. Start with a cedar or redwood board and use your table saw to cut it to length. Then adjust the angle to cut 30 degree miters along the edges. Once your boards are cut you can drill holes using your Kreg jig in a cool pattern of your choice.

Then, all you need is a bulb and a switch for a light source, or (if you prefer) set of LEDs. Check out the video to see more.

Make a pocket hole lamp [Steve Carmichael (YouTube)]


  • There’s currently an infomercial in Australia trying to flog an over engineered pocket home jig as being the ultimate solution for all your joinery needs. One of the most blatantly untruthful infomercials I’ve seen.

    First of all the guys claims it’s the strongest joint he knows of’. Then every example shown is a pocket screwed butt join with no glue or supporting rebates (or even supporting blocks). So what he demonstrates is actually the weakest join you can form (unless you were using bullet head nails on a butt join). The moron even refers to ‘difficult mortar) joins (you read that right, mortar as in cement, not mortise), but the example shown on screen is a saddle joint. He then claims that pocket holes are the best went way to joint boards edge (um, what?!?!).

    Pocket holes have their place and can be handy in some situations, but using an overpriced pocket hole jig for all your joinery will only end in tears, I guaranteed it.

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