How to Make a Wood Floor Lamp
Materials and Tools:
3 1x2"x 8' pine lumber
palm sander with 220-grit paper
drill with 1/4" bit
2 3" hex bolts with washers and nuts
large lampshade and basket
Measure and cut two pieces of lumber to two feet using a skill saw.
Line up the legs with the center piece, and sand down the inside edges for a flush fit. Attach the legs four feet from the bottom.
Pre-drill holes using a 1/4" bit at all connecting parts (at the legs near the bottom, and at the arm near the top). At this point, you can stain wood or leave it as is for a modern look.
Assemble the legs using a 3-inch hex bolt, washer and nut. Tighten using a wrench and drill.
Assemble the arm two inches from the top of the center piece using a bolt, washer and nut. Tighten using a wrench and drill.
Pre-drill holes, remove the plug from the cord and thread the wire through the wood.
Re-attach plug by stripping the end of the wire and attaching with a drill.
Hang the lampshade and basket from the pendant, and screw in the light bulb.