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I had an old skateboard deck that I repainted and I needed a reading lamp for my bedroom, enter the Skate Lamp. This is the second and improved version, now with pilot holes and wood glue!
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Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
Skateboard deck (without the trucks)
Fluorescent lamp (dimensions: 18" W x 3 1/4" H) 
L brackets
8 #8 x 5/8" wood screws
4 #6 x 1 5/8" wood screws
4 large headed 1 5/8" wood screws 
2 coated sinker nails
Power drill
Power Saw
Scrap wood (dimensions: 32 1/2" x 3 1/4" x 3/4")
Wood glue
Tape measurer

Step 2: Prepare the wood

I sanded down the edges of the wood because it was scrap from a previous project and I hate splinters.

Next I measured the distance between farthest distanced truck holes to see how long I needed my mount's body. 20" seemed to do the trick, long enough to cover the entire top row of holes while remaining flush to the deck.

Measure out 20" of wood and mark the line where you'll cut with the power saw.
NOTE: As always be careful when using power tools. They are dangerous and are undiscriminating when it comes to cutting wood and cutting you.

Line up the guide with your mark and cut away. If you have a table saw go ahead and do it to it friend.

Place your newly cut wood on the holes for perspective and add the lamp so you can visually center both.

With the remaining wood place it flush to both of the cut wood's ends. Since the lamp measures out to 3 1/4" we want the wooden frame to be slightly shorter to not block any light.

Measure and cut out two 3" blocks from the remaining wood.
lstcause1 year ago
Retro, love it!
ilpug2 years ago
I like it!
Nick.D2 years ago
Really awesome idea! The top can be used as a shelf too.
I like it :)
Rcoastera4 years ago
This is sick
plugable4 years ago