Step 5: Use Your Funkin Lamp

Enjoy! You just saved at least two or three butt-tons of money and your friends will think you're really cool. These make great cheap birthday presents.
<p>Little different design plus an old Greek lemonade bottle as a &quot;lamp-shade&quot;, but the instructions were helpful (though the staff in my home repair store was not amused when I opened their plumbing parts packages ;-)</p>
What are those little circular pieces called?
What did you use to get that color of pipe?
That's just galvanised steel pipe, that's just the colour of it. If you used copper pipe however, you can certainly expect a different colour. ;)
I totally agree that things would cost way cheaper if you do it yourself. However, you would need proper instructions and guidelines and the right materials and tools to do the job safely and correctly though. In this case, plumbing parts and fittings do not cost that much and even with additional small lighting components, the end results would still not cost as much as $300. I like creative and unique ideas like this that is not common to find, thus making it very special. <br>
I've made a couple of versions of this--people love them! I like to use a rocker in-line switch instead, and have used a motion sensitive security lamp for the socket, so that the bulb is hooded and focused. Otherwise, as a reading lamp, it is too bright from the side, even with a low wattage bulb. <br> <br>Good instructable! Very creative.

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