How to Make a Wood Floor Lamp

Dan Faires shows how to make a wood floor lamp made with inexpensive materials.

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Dan creates a contemporary floor lamp out of inexpensive materials.
Modern Floor Lamp

Modern Floor Lamp

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Materials and Tools:

3 1x2"x 8' pine lumber
tape measure
circular saw
goggles
palm sander with 220-grit paper
drill with 1/4" bit
2 3" hex bolts with washers and nuts
pendant
wire stripper
large lampshade and basket
light bulb

Instructions:

Measure and cut two pieces of lumber to two feet using a skill saw.

Modern Floor Lamp

Modern Floor Lamp

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.

Modern Floor Lamp

Modern Floor Lamp

Assemble the legs using a 3-inch hex bolt, washer and nut. Tighten using a wrench and drill.

Modern Floor Lamp

Modern Floor Lamp

Assemble the arm two inches from the top of the center piece using a bolt, washer and nut. Tighten using a wrench and drill.

Modern Floor Lamp

Modern Floor Lamp

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.

Modern Floor Lamp

Modern Floor Lamp

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