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Once I had stained the wood, and let it dry, it was time to assemble the lamp together. This is where I ran into another unanticipated problem — it turns out that the dimensions of the pieces of plywood are not accurate and the manufacturers take liberty with the sizes. I had painstakingly calculated the dimensions with the assumption that all the dimensions of the raw materials would be accurate.

As a result, when I started gluing the pieces of the plywood together, I found that the parts did not align very well. I also should have used finger joints on the box instead of gluing the pieces together. Gluing was a hard task and took me quite a while to get right. This issue combined with the inaccurate dimensions only exacerbated the pain further.

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