A couple of weeks ago, I found a great tube bulb. It is 50cm long and has a central plug to mount it in a special holder.
I was infected by the idea of having a dimmer on the top of the lamp.
Here is the step by step instructable how to build such a lamp.
Step 1: The Parts
Some pieces of plywood
A dimmer modul
A mains plug and a mains cable
Some brass parts
Some screws and nuts
A mains switch
Step 2: Building the Stand
I glued some pieces of woof together for the top of the case.
Than I drilled the hole for the switch
After this I cut the inner part of the stand to have some room for the cabling.
Then I glued the top to the inner part and prepared the buttom plate.
Step 3: The Lamp and Dimmer Holder
I cut two round pieces of wood for the top of the case
Than I cut a round piece into two parts
I cut the inner part of one wooden pieces for the stand
(Picture one and two)
Than I glued the round pieces on top of the stand
After this I drilled the mounting holes and teh hole for the dimmer.
(Picture three to four)
At least i mounted the poti for the dimmer and mounted the parts together.
Step 4: The Cabling
The cabling is easy:
From the mains switch to the dimmer module.
From the module to the lamp holder.
Have fun :-)