These lamps are functional and cheap! it cost 30 bucks to make one lamp.
GENERAL WARNING: Although this project involves very little steps it does involve AC power. Please use caution when doing projects using AC outlet power. If you are not comfortable with simple wire soldering and heat shrinking, please use caution with this project.
Step 1: Supplies
For this instructable you will need the following, note that the pipe choices can vary depending on what kind of lamp you want.
Various sizes of galvanized pipe to build your lamp base. (i used 1/2")
1 candelabra style bulb fixture (i chose this one for it's small size)
1 candelabra bulb
AC plug with in-line roll switch
Step 2: Bulid the lamp base
Step 3: Wire the socket
Heat shrink your wires afterwards for safety.
Step 4: Put the bulb in
If you have ideas for cool and interesting lamps post them in the comments below.