Before I even knew instructables I built this lamp to mount over the coffee table in my basement. I think copper must have been a lot cheaper back then. ;p
As this light fixture was glued and soldered together I didn't want to take it apart to make this instructable, but assembly is quite easy and straightforward and you shouldn't have any problems to put this or something similar together after reading my instructable.
Be aware that you are dealing with 120V which can be deadly! Don't attempt this or get professional help if you are not sure how to do this!
2' 3/4" copper pipe
8' 1/2" copper pipe
12 1/2" T's
8 1/2" L's (sweat)
4 3/4" to 1/2" reducers
4 1/2" to 3/8" reducers
2 Bakelite lamp sockets
4 2" 1/8" threaded pipe (3/8" O.D.)
8 1/8" brass lock-nuts
2 1" loops (threaded with wire way)
2 #4 brass screws
2 13W Mini fluorescent lamps
2 lamp shades to your taste
#18/2 lamp cord (several feet)
Blow torch and solder
Glue suitable for metal
drill and drill bits
Screwdrivers and wrenches
Step 1: Gathering your materials
I made a sketch first and then figured out how many fittings I would need. Then I laid it out on the floor to check if I had everything.
It has its advantages to polish the copper parts before the assembly! I also threaded the wire right through the separate pieces because after assembly it might be quite difficult.