How to Make an Industrial WoodenLamp
Having a room retreat that is your style is something that often takes time: linens, art, paint colors and accessories, all need to come together to form a warm look, cohesion. Bedside lamps can be a tricky part of the process, such as sizes, patterns and budgets come into play – and that’s why it’s usually better to maintain a timeless aesthetic. This classic industrial wooden lamp is a quick project that can add industrial touch to many projects. Follow these few steps in an afternoon, and you can have an illuminating light at your bedside until dusk.
Step 1: Drilling the wood base and attach the feet
Mark the center of the timber round and a hole to the end using a drill 3/8 inch twist. Be sure to place the wooden round on a piece of scrap wood when drilling. Then turn the base wood roundabout and attach 4 wooden plugs with wood glue, spacing them evenly around the perimeter of roundwood. These will be the ‘feet’ of the bulb that allows the space under the base for an electric cable.
Step 2: Connect the threaded nipple
Take the kit bottle lamp and remove the brass nut that is attached to the nipple. The upper side of the timber base, threaded mouth screw into the hole, twisting until it is about flush with the bottom. From the top, screw the brass nut around the threaded nipple until it reaches the wooden base. Place the brass cap on next, covering the nut.
Step 3: Attach the socket base and run the wire from the lamp through the nozzle
Using a Phillips screwdriver, loosen – but not remove the retaining screw on the side of the socket base. Attach the socket base to the nipple screwing it on the nipple until it is tight.
Step 4: Attach the wires of the lamp socket
Remove the bulb socket shell and loosen the gold and silver mounted on both sides of the socket screw terminals. Gently separate the two lamp wire halves and identify which one is ribbed and which is smooth. The smoother the wire “hot” and will attach to the golden screw; wire ribbed wire is “neutral” and will be fixed to the silver screw.
Then twist them of the halves in the form of “C” cycles thread bare and connect them in the appropriate screw terminals (half with cord ribbing to the silver screw, smooth half of the cord to the screw gold). Tighten the screw terminals down on the bare wires until they are safe. Insurer node up near the outlet and tighten it so that it fits easily into the socket base.
Step 5: Secure Socket Shell
Push the socket into the socket of the base and then pulling the rope taut, slide the shell back in the socket and push down until it clicks into place. Then attach the socket base to the nipple by tightening the locking screw on the side that was loosened earlier.
Step 6: Socket spray paint (optional)
If you wish, you can paint the black socket. To do this, tape a wooden base and crumpled paper place inside the lamp socket. Protect the surrounding area from overspray with plastic, cardboard or a towel and then to the socket 2 oil coats of paint rubbed bronze spray designed for metal. Let dry for 4-6 hours.