The results of do-it-yourself furniture projects are rarely so elegant as this remarkably cheap DIY bent-wood lamp project. A piece of scrap acrylic and birch veneer facing were the basic starting materials. A heat gun was used to bend the acrylic into the position shown above.

Veneering the plastic took some foil, a glue gun, an iron and a decent amount of pressure. After that, a simple-and-inexpensive Ikea LED light strip was added. All simple materials, all easy to find and relatively trivial to work with yet the result is a remarkably attractive DIY lamp.