Want to add some Zen to your home? Take a look at this 3D printed Shoji Lamp, a Japanese-style lamp that features transparent panels situated within a minimalistic wooden frame.
A while back, Instructables user Thexadow designed and built a complex Shoji Lamp using a variety of filaments and non-printed components. The lamp featured kumiko panels, and while it looked stunning, the creator of the project was the first to admit that assembling this lamp was a trying task.
Recently, the maker decided to redesign and simplify the lamp to make it easier to assemble. The entire step-by-step process has been shared on the DIY-centric website Instructables.
For those who don’t know, a shōji is a window, door, or room divider that is made of translucent paper and held together with latticework wooden frame. Designed to slide open with minimalistic style and grace, this style is commonly found within traditional Japanese architecture.
The typical Shoji lamp is made using rice paper shade panels, evoking the Japanese aesthetic and providing a softened zen-like light through the panels.
Want to harness your own slice of Japanese-themed light? Let’s look at how you can create your own 3D Printed Shoji Lamp.
The STL files for the lamp are available to download via the designer’s Instructables project post. Thexadow recommends printing the parts in PLA filament, using a 0.3mm layer height and 20% infill.
Aside from your 3D printer, filament, and the STL files, here’s what else you need to complete this project:
What You Need
Thexadow used Fusion 360 for modeling, and also provides insight into the new design process used to simplify the assembly of the lamp.
All the other parts are straightforward, and the STL files are provided on the Instructables page. In the end, you should end up with four pillars, four side panels, one top, one toplight, one base, one bottom cover, and four pieces for the ceiling.
And voila, you now have your very own 3D printed Shoji Lamp!
If you’re looking for a more custom look, the designer has also provided extra panels on the Instructables page. The maker also added a blank panel in case you want to personalize the design even further.
If you are going to use an E14/E27 bulb (that is if you get the bulb holder), you are better off printing the modified bottom cover provided on the last section (on the Instructables page). You may also need to print an M10 bolt. The STL for that is also available on the Instructables page.
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