I had a non-repairable washing machine and wanted to reuse some parts. Since I lacked a clever lamp for evening chilling, the goal of the project was quite clear. " What was used to clean the laundry should illuminate the room in the future ... "
With the help of some wood from disposable pallets and some other parts this became a rather handsome piece. : D
Step 1: Materials and Tools
Washing machine drum and bearing cross
5 Beams of disposable palettes 34.06 x 3.94 x1.97 (LxWxT)
17 Wood screws ~ 2.76 (L)
3 Stick screws ~ 2.36 (L)
3 Stick screws ~ 4.72 (L)
9 nuts (suittable to stick screws)
3 washers (suitable to stick screws)
1 conduit 53.15 x 0.79 (LxØ)
3 pipe clamps (suitable for conduit and stickscrews)
1 Lamp socket with the matching threaded tube
1 power cable with switch
1 Light bulb
Pencil and folding rule
Step 2: The Pole
The beams were separated from the pallets and the protruding nails removed or completely hammered. They were then screwed offset with each other and sawned to a complete lenght of about 57.09 inch.
I then drilled three holes (top, middle and bottom) for the stick screws, which i then fastened. To these I could now fasten the pipe clamps together with the empty pipe for the power cable.
Step 3: The Foot
First I removed the axis of the bearing cross and drilled six holes for fastening to the pole. From the remaining wood I cut three blocks of the same size. I fastened them to the holes of the old suspension with stick screws and some nuts.
This gives the whole thing a safe stand, the floor will be spared and taring is also possible with uneven ground.
Step 4: The Shade
The pole needs to be adapted to the drum, this was a very tricky part for me... I filled cavities with nuts and washers. :x
I drilled obliquely upwards above the empty tube and in the middle at the top a hole. Now i could guid the power cable through the canal thus formed and attach the drum to the pole.
Finally I connected the power cable to the lamp socket which i then with the matching threaded tube to the shade attached.
As light bulb I have selected a head-mirrored, which fits very well to the lamp.
Step 5: Finish
Especially surprised me the great light pattern on the walls. :)
I hope I could inspire you with this instructable and we will see more washing machine lamps in the future.
P.S. You could of course still remove the lime from the foot and lamp, but I like this patina. : D