Diy Desk Lamp

Diy Desk Lamp

This DIY lamp has an awesome, steam-punk style and can be put together in just a few minutes. You can find everything you need for this project at your local Home Depot store. This cool, easy-to-make pipe lamp will create a trendy look for your desk or table. It’s made from lengths of steel pipe and fittings, a light kit and a light bulb– all readily available at your local Home Depot store. Just follow the step-by-step tutorial, and you’ll have your new desk or table lamp completed in no time. Materials for This Project Black steel pipe as outlined (see image here and cut list below) Lamp kit Light bulb You should always check with local authorities to ensure that any DIY project abides by local codes and regulations. Building the Lamp Base Step 1 Thread two ½-in x 3-in nipples into a tee. Step 2 Thread two elbows onto the exposed end of the ½-in x 3-in nipples. This will be one of the legs of the lamp. Step 3 Repeat for the other leg of the lamp. Step 4 Screw two ½-in x 3-in nipples into a tee for the middle bar. Thread the middle section into the legs created in Steps 2 and 3. Your base is now complete! Building the Lamp Body and Wiring It Step 5 Thread a close nipple into the bottom of a tee. Then thread a strain relief fitting into the back of the tee. Step 6 Thread the ½ x 10 nipple into the top of the tee. Thread the lamp wire through the strain relief fitting and up the neck of the 10-inch nipple. Step 7 Add an elbow and the ½” x 6″ nipple to the top of the assembly. Step 8 Thread another elbow onto the end of the ½-in x 6-in nipple. Pass the lamp wire through. Step 9 Thread a close nipple into the ¾” to 1″ coupling, and fit the rubber bushing (white) and threaded rod (silver) from the lamp kit to the inside of the coupling. Then thread the ¾” to 1″ coupling to the ½” to ¾” coupling. Step 10 Pass the wire through the assembly created in Step 9, and thread it into the elbow. Step 11 Thread the socket base onto the threaded rod in the assembly created in Step 9. Step 12 Connect the lamp wires to the socket. Step 13 Fit the socket into the socket base. Step 14 Screw in the light bulb, tighten the strain relief fitting on the back of the lamp. Switch your new industrial pipe lamp on!  Take a look at more DIY projects here on The Home Depot blog. And follow our A Few of Our Favorite Things board on Pinterest for more great DIY project ideas.
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Diy Desk Lamp

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Diy Desk Lamp

You Can Make This LED Desk Lamp, an Elegant DIY Lighting SolutionThis maple wood lamp adds a modern touch to any desk. By Timothy Dahl Mar 21, 2016 The rise of LEDs has changed lighting design in many ways, as they take up little space and draw such low power. The beauty of this DIY desk lamp is in its simplicity and ease of use.Maple is a beautiful wood to work with, and this lamp is made from just three small pieces. The key to this design is getting the notched sections cut at the proper angle and depth, and making the LED light. You need 12V LED light strips, 12V power supply, and a remote control. A table saw and soldering iron are the ideal tools needed to assemble the lamp.Advertisement – Continue Reading BelowThis LED desk lamp is easy to make and adds a nice glow to any work or reading area. YouTuber Linn from Darbin Orvar shows us how it’s done.Be conservative when making your dado cuts, as it’s always easier to remove smaller increments of wood to make a tight fit than it is to deal with gaps, especially when the weight of the structure depends on a snug fit.More from Popular Mechanics:
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Diy Desk Lamp

By Timothy Dahl Mar 21, 2016 The rise of LEDs has changed lighting design in many ways, as they take up little space and draw such low power. The beauty of this DIY desk lamp is in its simplicity and ease of use.Maple is a beautiful wood to work with, and this lamp is made from just three small pieces. The key to this design is getting the notched sections cut at the proper angle and depth, and making the LED light. You need 12V LED light strips, 12V power supply, and a remote control. A table saw and soldering iron are the ideal tools needed to assemble the lamp.Advertisement – Continue Reading BelowThis LED desk lamp is easy to make and adds a nice glow to any work or reading area. YouTuber Linn from Darbin Orvar shows us how it’s done.Be conservative when making your dado cuts, as it’s always easier to remove smaller increments of wood to make a tight fit than it is to deal with gaps, especially when the weight of the structure depends on a snug fit.
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Diy Desk Lamp

The rise of LEDs has changed lighting design in many ways, as they take up little space and draw such low power. The beauty of this DIY desk lamp is in its simplicity and ease of use.Maple is a beautiful wood to work with, and this lamp is made from just three small pieces. The key to this design is getting the notched sections cut at the proper angle and depth, and making the LED light. You need 12V LED light strips, 12V power supply, and a remote control. A table saw and soldering iron are the ideal tools needed to assemble the lamp.Advertisement – Continue Reading BelowThis LED desk lamp is easy to make and adds a nice glow to any work or reading area. YouTuber Linn from Darbin Orvar shows us how it’s done.Be conservative when making your dado cuts, as it’s always easier to remove smaller increments of wood to make a tight fit than it is to deal with gaps, especially when the weight of the structure depends on a snug fit.
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If we want to attach the lamp onto the conduit and the rest of the lamp, we have to remove the bracket that came attached to the lamp when you bought it. There is a small screw that secures the bracket onto the lamp. Use a screwdriver to ***carefully*** remove this screw. But do not through the screw away, you’ll need this later in a subsequent step. Note: I had a lot of trouble getting this screw out. I stripped the screw because it was in too tight and I was using the wrong size of screwdriver. To get it out, I had to resort to the drill press to drill out and destroy the screw. Of course, I did my best to replace the screw so I could finish this project.

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