Step 12: Install felt on bottom of lamp base

In this step, you will use the self stick to create a surface on the bottom of your lamp that is professional and that will not scratch any surface.

Start by measuring the diameter of your lamp base. Subtract 1/4" and set your compass to half the final calculated diameter. On the back of the felt, using your compass, draw a circle. (note, we want the felt to be 1/8" inset on the bottom so it cannot be seen from the sides).

Using scissors, cut out the circle drawn with your compass. 

Wife off the base bottom with a dry rag to make sure it does not have any dust or grime.

Peel of the backing and affix the sticky side (opposite the felt side) to the bottom of the lamp base being careful to center it properly.

Push on the felt all around the base bottom to make sure it sticks properly.
<p>Thanks,this is a good one,it gives me some ideas.</p>
Great ible, great lamp. minor correction (and i googled it to be sure cause i wasn't certain myself). The flat bottom drill bits are forstner bits.
Thanks so much for catching my typo. I updated step 7. Please let me know if you saw it incorrectly referenced anywhere else. Thanks!
I think there were a few picture references that had it too.
Nice lamp. <br>Great ible. <br>An excellent excuse for the house smelling of bourbon.
Would this instructable work with Rye whiskey??? <br> <br>Kidding, of course. A well-crafted 'ible and a beautiful end product. Cheers!
it's great. I have a lot of empty bottles - now I'll know what to do. Just registered on the site - very pleased. Thank you!
This is so fancy. Love the way the lamp looks, and it smelling like bourbon is a welcome plus. :D

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