Lamps can be costly, this instructable is simple and cheap, just the kind of project for people like us! The projects takes well under an hour and parts are cheap. Grab a "CENTRERA LYKTA" from your local IKEA ($12.99) and get ready for some ikeahacking! Good luck and please leave a comment!

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

You will need your "CENTRERA LYKTA" from Ikea $12.99, Your rotary tool (dremel), Cut off wheels, Scroll saw bit, and sand paper drums. You will also need a light bulb socket and some epoxy. Grab a respirator, safety glasses, and a leather glove for that safety thing. It probably isn't a good idea to breath aluminum flakes and sandpaper stuff!

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what was the original purpose of the CENTRERA LYKTA? what was it intended to be used as ?
I need to go to ikea and start making one of these, I love that. Good work bro.
Thanks for the comment man! I am glad that you will be able to use the idea! Have fun!
This does look pretty cool when it's all done. I noticed you double uploaded a few pics, but oh well, we all mess up. I think if you were to waterseal this and put a metal cap or something on top, it would look neat on a deck or in the garden.
Thanks for the constructive criticism! I didn't even notice the double posts. I think I got them all. It would work well in a garden. If I have a future use for such an Item I will definitely add my methods to make an outdoor version.
Good to hear, looking forward to your future instructables :-)
If one would hook up a dimmer to it, I think that'd be awesome. Also, make a bunch of them and stick colored light bulbs in them, that'd make some nice ambient lights around the living room/the house/the whatever :D
I plan on using Compact Fluorescent bulbs in them otherwise I would put a dimmer on them. CF's don't really dim though. Thanks for the comment!
Whoa this is AWSOME. Looks professional, i'd add a glass cover over the top, just for flare, or change it into a color changing LED mood light. I'm just feeding you ideads, so brign on the instructables! =D<br/>
Thanks for the comment, I appreciate the feedback!
Man nobody comments, I would really like to hear what people think. This is my first instructable so I need feedback Guys!
This would be ausome for an RGB LED mood light, too!!
Yeah that was the initial direction I was headed with this project but I decided that since LED's are mostly directional and I wanted these as table lamps that an old fashioned bulb would be best for my application. LED's would be easier to install though, less cutting, Just a step bit through the NUB would do the trick. The other problem I struggled with on the LED option was that the DC converters tend to be bulky where this will just utilize a lamp cord. I do like the Idea though, send me a pic If you do it and I'll post it on here as well.

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