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How to build a wooden lantern

It’s always nice to have different lamps in a room, it allow you to change the atmosphere of the space. I’m pretty happy with the wooden lantern I created for Bob Vila. I put it on the drawer in our bedroom, the carbon filament light bulb gives a soft and warm lighting. It’s practice when we are still awake but don’t want to wake up our baby girl by using the ceiling lighting. For now I like it in the natural wooden shade, but I may want to paint it in the future. I have a mat black color in mind, what do you think?  Any other color suggestion?

This wood lantern was quite simple to make and didn’t require any specific tool. It’s a nice project to make for a beginner. Head over to Bob Vila to see the complete tutorial, CLICK HERE


Kelly Mahan

Wednesday 11th of October 2017

This lantern is so adorable! I really love it, so I'm definitely making one myself. Thank you!


Thursday 12th of October 2017

Hello Kelly, I'm glad you like it! It's quite simple to make, you can find all the building details on Bob Vila.