This is just a simple rustic lamp I made out of driftwood, an old pallet, and a yard sale lamp.
Step 1: Select Your Upright.
I found a piece of sassafras that had been weathered nicely by the wind and water. I drilled a 3/8" hole down through pretty much the center.
Step 2: Add the Hardware
You can by lamp kits from your local hardware store, but I'm cheap. The "guts" of my lamp were salvaged from a lamp I bought at a yard sale. I purchased two for a dollar knowing they would be repurposed eventually. I didn't take photos of the base but it is just repurposed pallet wood.
Step 3: Shed a Little Light.
Find a lamp shade you like and enjoy.