Ive been wanting to make a lamp for a while now, as nothing in the shops appeals to me, its all too shiny and plastic looking. So after a little scavenging at the dump, I found a few things that kind of look lamp like, so I Frankensteined this together.  It works well and changes the whole mood of the room when turned on
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Step 1: Stuff you will need

I found a beat up telescope and an old horn speaker at the dump. After pulling it out of the mud I was able to take it home at no charge, I also found an old pressure cleaner on a previous trip and I cut the cord off it and took home the high pressure hose.
Free stuff
1. Telescope
2. Horn speaker
3. Cord
4. Grommety thing

Stuff I had to pay for
1. light bulb
2. Bulb holder
3. Switch

1. Pressure cleaner
2. Drill
3. Screw driver
4. Furniture oil and rag
5. Wire cutters.
6. About 2 hours

Step 2: Cleaning

One of the first things I did was to pressure wash every thing, to get rid of all the mud, spiders and general crap off the tripod and speaker. don't go too nuts with the pressure washer on wood as it can make the wood go fluffy or fury which is never a good look. This took a lot of the lose paint off, and made the tripod look older than it is. I finished it off with some furniture old which brings out the grain in the wood and restores the paint some what.  The paint doesn't look so oxidized, and it stops that chalky paint leaving marks when you touch it.
poofrabbit2 years ago
Hey congratulations on winning Scoochmaroo Challenge: Reuse!!!
That tripod is gorgeous! Great job. :D
liquidhandwash (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thanks Jessy, your got some great stuff on your instuctables page I like your user name it always make me laugh when i see it
dimtick2 years ago
Nice Job!
bennelson2 years ago
Nice combination of dissimilar materials! I love old wooden tripods, finding something like that is always a treat!