Book lamp

October 23rd, 2009 in member junk     
dohlman dohlman, member
6 users recommend

A new definition for "book lamp."  This one is made out of books to be an occasional lamp--ideally on a bookcase.  Pretty simple: get some old books by an author you like or on a topic you like (remembering that you will ruin the books!); drill a hole a bit larger than a lamp rod in the center of the books and in the center of a wood base cut a bit larger than the bottom book.  Then use some old lamp parts to build up from the book to the socket (I collect old lamp parts for projects just like this).

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, whimsical, family room, lamp

Comments (7)

ArloC writes: I love the idea. This project will not cost me cash advances. Thank yo so much.
Posted: 10:50 pm on August 18th
shabbychick writes: Very cool - a great spot for some junk-inspirational reading!!

Very nice work!

Kathy Posted: 3:19 pm on October 27th
busymelifera writes: I especially like that you didn't align all the spines. This way it's gorgeous from both sides. Also looks less contrived. Very nicely done. Posted: 2:09 pm on October 27th
suewhitney writes: I love working with old books. You can choose titles you like for your own home or select those a friend might like to make a gift. love the look of this lamp.

Sue Posted: 11:42 am on October 25th
alicemom writes: What a lovely learning experience!
smiles, alice Posted: 10:56 pm on October 24th
WhisperWood Cottage writes: It's smart to keep those old lamp parts handy. I love when anything can be reused like that.


Posted: 11:33 pm on October 23rd
monakent writes: What a great idea!!! (Something tells me Jim (Healy) will be interested in this as well.)

I am loving your postings!!! Thanks for showing us all your "lovlies." Can't wait to see more.... gailmarie Posted: 9:22 pm on October 23rd
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