Make a DIY tripod lamp for less than $40 (including the shade) with Sarah M. Dorsey Designs.
Dorsey created this project for Apartment Therapy as a potential homemade gift. But it's also a great project to make for yourself when you need some stylish lighting but don't want to pay $100 or more for it.
To make this project you will need:
- a piece of wood
- a 10-foot piece of 1/2-inch copper plumbing pipe, cut into 3 equal lengths
- 3 1/2-inch copper caps
- Black spray paint
- Lamp kit
The piece of wood will eventually become a small cup to hold the socket and the three legs of the lamp. You will need to drill three holes in the wood and then cut a notch in the middle of the three holes for the lamp socket to sit in. Then cut the wood in a circle and paint black.
Attach the legs and socket to the wood and attach end caps to the pipes. Drill a hole in one leg for the cord. Add a shade.
See the full tutorial at Apartment Therapy.