Hi everyone, its Jonny from Woodworking with five tools,

today I’m going to show you our tutorial on how to build this beautiful Woodbeam LED Lighting, which can be used as a room light or a stand for art.

if you want to follow alongside me, check out the video so you can build your own Woodbeam LED Light.



angle grinder



circular saw


  • wood beam
  • boards for flattening sled
  • circle templates
  • LED Light
  • LED Power supply
  • Screws


Time expenditure: 4 hours

Difficulty: 3/5


Step 1: Brushing (drill/angle grinder)

First, we brush the wood with the grain direction to get rid of splinters poking out. Here we brush the wood in both directions to get rid of splinters in both ways. This is done first with the metal brush then the nylon brush for a smooth finish.


- Masks are recommended!!

- working outside is recommended since a lot of dust and dirt is created during the process

Step 2: Cutting (chainsaw)

In the Second step we first have to pick a height of your wood beam with a little extra since the chainsaw is not the most exact tool. This height gets marked all the way around the wood. After that, we fixate the wooden beam and use the chainsaw to cut it to the right length.


- Working outside is recommended as well.

- Safety glasses and Safety Clothing should be used.

Step 3: Flatten the Woodbeam (router/ angle grinder)

Step three needs some preparation first. Here we get the boards for the pattern either by cutting them ourselves or buying them in the right measurement. Make sure that the box we are crafting has enough space around your wood beam. As a minimum distance we recommend at least twice the diameter of your router bit + the size of your wood beam.

In the following example, the hight of the wooden beam is 15cm and the width of the wooden beam is 23cm.

Needed boards for the next step:

4x Boxboard with a width of 15cm + 5mm space for the sled and a length of 23cm + at least twice the Router bit diameter.

1x Baseboard with 23cm width and a little bit larger than your Boxboards so you can clamp it down on both sides.

1x top boar with a length larger than twice the size of your Boxboards.

We use spacers to stabilise the wood-beam, so it does not wiggle around whilst working on it and clamp it down on the Baseboard, then screw it together.

Next, we screw the boxboards together to create a box. The Box gets screwed onto the Baseboard with even space around the wooden beam in the centre.

At last, we drill a hole in the centre of our top board so the Router bit can fit through it easily. Take at least the diameter of the router bit. By fixating the router on the top board, we can move the router around by moving the board. (If the top board is bending, screw a wooden slat against it to counter the bending)

Finally, we can flatten the wood beam with the router. After flattening the wood beam, turn the wooden beam over and screw it against the base of your box again then repeat the process so we have both sides of the wooden beam Flattened. To finish the step, sand the freshly cut sides with an angle grinder, or sander until the marks of the router disappear.


- Flattening process: take off 1mm at once maximum!

- clamp down the box to fixate so it won't come loose

- never start your router on wood. The router needs to be spinning fast before it makes contact with the wood.

Step 4: The Hole for the Light (router and drill)

Here it is important to find out the diameter of the LED’s you want to use for the project.

Take the circle template and pick the fitting Circle. Here you must remember that the template needs to be bigger than the result since the copying takes away from the radius that is actually cut out. Once the right Diameter is found, use double sided tape to stick the template to the wooden beam.

After the hole is routed out, drill the cable hole.


- Router whole: Take only 5mm-10mm material in one path away.

- use at least 3 stripes of double-sided tape for the circle templates

And you are already done!

We hope you enjoyed our Little DIY-Guide and could follow along the steps nicly. Feel free to share your work with us on Instagram.

If all of this felt too much we like to remind you to check out our shop where we sell sets or the already finished product to support our projects further.