Stacked-Books Table Lamp

Upcycle old books by turning them into a one-of-a-kind lamp.

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Materials Needed:

  • old hardcover books, about 8
  • lamp kit
  • lamp shade
  • spray paint
  • drill
  • 1/2" drill bit
  • razor blade or box cutter
  • 1-1/4" screws
  • 2" screws
  • screwdriver

Paint Fittings

Spray paint lamp fittings to desired color, and allow it to dry.

Arrange Books

Stack and arrange the old hardcover books. Place the lamp's threaded rod next to book stack and make sure there is one inch of clearance on the top for the remaining lamp assembly.

Drill Into Base Book

Clamp down the bottom book to the table, and using a half-inch drill bit, drill a hole in the center of the book about halfway down.

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