Monday, August 8, 2016

British Phone Booth Lamp and Charger - 2x4 Woodworking Project

This project goes out to all of my UK friends and relatives!  I made a British Phone Booth Lamp and Phone Charger out of a single 8-foot 2x4 for a woodworking contest.  Check out the video below!

I made this project for our local Gwinnett Woodworkers Association's 2x4 contest.  There were lots of great entries this year.  I got 3rd place and won a gift card for Peachtree Woodworking Supply.  Below is a picture of the entries.  The amazing segmented Lighthouse woodturning won 1st place, and the folding TV Table won 2nd place!  It was great to see everyone up their game this year!!!

gwinnett woodworkers 2x4 contest

This phone booth will be easy to make if you are not limited to using a 2x4.  It's basically just a box with windows and a door cut out of it.  A scroll saw is a must for this project, but you could also make it with a CNC machine.  Click here to download my PDF cutting templates.

british phone booth lamp charger

The LED lights (affiliate link) really make the phone booth look awesome.  My initial idea was to make it just a lamp.  The phone charging station was kind of an afterthought, but it makes sense considering it does say "Telephone" on it.  You should try to make something out of a single 2x4's a fun challenge!

british phone booth lamp charger


  1. Definitely trying this one! Will send you a picture of the finished project. :)

  2. As always, Great project, Steve. You're an inspiration

  3. Agree with the others here... always an inspiration! This is one I'll be making as a gift for my sister who studied in England and will post a pic when I'm done...

  4. Can't wait to make this! I'm a huge nerd and an intermediate wood worker. Thanks for the plans and the great idea. I may have to make it look like the TARDIS from Doctor Who.

    1. Hey, that would be awesome! It would be easy to adapt it for the TARDIS. I'd love to see a picture of it when you are done. Thanks, Steve...


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