I used reclaimed pine wood (scrap or pallet pine wood).
Cut the six planks at 30 deg. to make a hexagonal joint (each angle in a hexagon is 60 deg, so each plank needs to be cut at 30 deg, which when joined together will form a 60 deg.). Used circular saw to cut at 30 deg.
Drilled holes in different patterns.I have a skil drill. I drilled the holes of different sizes, then used countersink bit to chamfer it. If ur bits r sharp and good, they shouldn't crack even with unseasoned pine
Sanded off first layer with 180 grit then with 220 grit.
Applied first coat of sanding sealer. Then sanded with 220 grit.
Then glued all parts except for the lower portion (which would be screwed in after insertion of the light inside. Won't be gluing the lower side, as I'll need access to change the light sometime if required.)
Applied second coat of sanding sealer. Sanded it using 400 grit. Then applied first coat of poly urethane. (At present the final 2 coats are pending)
Made the LED bulb using LED strip on a cardboard roll (used in packing).
Seasoned pine is one which is heat treated. If u buy from timber market, u have to ask for it. It is generally expensive than unseasoned. Seasoned one@ 1250/cu.ft and unseasoned @ 750/cu.ft. Seasoned pine generally has darker grain pattern.
Scrap pine from scrap dealers is generally seasoned