Tripod lamp (small)

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

This is the third lamp I've made out of old tripods.  It is pretty simple: just use other lamp parts or even a wide dowell to drill a hole through for the lamp rod and wire.  You will have figure a way to use the tripod screw to hold the top on.  If you use just a dowell for the socket holder, simply drill a hole a bit smaller than the tripod screw, which will tap its own treads into the wood.  You will need to have a horizontal hole a half inch or so from the bottom where the lamp wire can "escape" out the side.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, family room, brown, lamp

Comments (7)

shabbychick writes: Thanks again for sharing your projects with us - your lamp has a simple, elegant look!

Kathy Posted: 3:20 pm on October 27th
suewhitney writes: Another great project...thanks for sharing!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 11:41 am on October 25th
RobJ98167 writes: Love those old tripods! Great lamp! Posted: 2:13 am on October 25th
MimiToria writes: What a great project.
Posted: 8:35 pm on October 24th
WhisperWood Cottage writes: Thanks for the great tips!


Posted: 11:38 pm on October 23rd
monakent writes: I bought a surveyor's tripod at a local thrift store ($4.00) and have been waiting for my husband to make it into a lamp. Hoping this will happen soon!!! Love the look. gailmarie Posted: 9:24 pm on October 23rd
suewannabeinkc writes: This is a great "it would go anywhere' lamp. Very nice! It looks like you've been busy! I'm looking forward to future posts of your work!
Joanne Posted: 7:22 pm on October 23rd
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