This cool desk lamp is made with LED strip lights and maple. It features a very simple design where the wood is really in focus and has a remote control that attaches to the back of the lamp. This lamp would be great in a lot of different settings, and of course you could use whatever wood you have on hand.
Not a DIY for the faint of heart, this video will show you how to create an LED light panel with $500 worth of power for just 70 bucks. http://petapixel.com/2014/09/10/video-great-tutorial-shows-how-to-build-a-beautiful-diy-led-light-panel/