Reclaimed Wood Lamp with Himmeli Shade!
I pulled an old pallet apart...and there were big wood blocks between the layers.
They were junk and were placed in the "burn later" pile.
Last weekend we lit a smore's fire and I found one of the blocks in the burn pile...
Instantly in my head, it became a rustic reclaimed wood lamp...
and I rescued it from smore's fodder!
Step 1: Supplies!
Here's how it came to fruition--you can make one too!
You will need:
4 by 4" wood block
(reclaimed wood like a fence post or pallet block)
drill and 3/8" drill bit
bottle lamp kit &/or pull chain kit
coffee stirrer straws
spray paint (optional)
wax or stain (optional)
Step 2: Step 1: Drilling holes and Threading!
I got a bottle lamp kit...but then decided I wanted a pull chain
light instead, so I got a pull chain thing.
I use my new drill and a 3/8" drill bit.
I drilled in the center of the top of the wood...but not all the way through the bottom.
Then I drilled in from the backside until it met up with the center hole.
I didn't measure or anything...it just worked!
I ended up only needing the pull chain unit, the electrical cord and that hollow screw thing.
(yes, technical terms...ha ha ha)
Okay so I have the holes.
I used a small wire and fished it from the backside up through the top.
Then I tied off the electrical cord on the backside wire and pulled it through.
Then I put the hollow screw thing around the cord and twisted it into the wood.
It fit perfectly and tightly.
I used pliers to tighten it completely.