Retro Floor Lamp




This is cheap and easy. I bought this japanese paper lamp from IKEA for about RM19.90(USD5.50).
You can choose your type of cord or the voltage of the bulb.

Step 1: A Piece of Big Brick

You choose a piece of big brick that is heavy, so that it will not fall when you shaft the copper or any bendable rod for the lamp.

Step 2: Finding the Right Hole to the Brick

Drill a hole in to the brick, make sure the drill head size is the same size of the rod.
Or you may find your rod fitting into a hole that is too big, that wouldn't stand straight.

Step 3: Install the Lamp & Bulb

Make sure you get the right bulb and cable. You can try the bulb if it is lighting up before you pay and walk out from ikea.

Step 4: Hang the Lamp & Tidy the The Cable

You can tidy up the cable with some cable tie, as you can see my cable tie is still attached on to the rod while the lamp is hung up there.

Step 5: Chillout, Kick Back & Enjoy

You can chillout, do read some or whatever under you new light. Make sure you get the right warm white bulb instead the the white bulb. It's yellowish when it is turned on.



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    7 Discussions


    9 years ago

    Hey, this is a great instructable and is very informative. Just one thing is missing... pictures! It really helps a lot when trying to follow directions so you should consider taking some photographs. Once you do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks! Thanks for the cool instructable and we hope to publish this soon!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Awesome instructable and a really nice idea.
    I had to make a similar lamp for my home. I used copper tubes.
    Thanks a lot for sharing !


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the instructable! I've always wanted one of these lamps but didn't want to pay a lot of money. I really like the plant vine going up the rod. Very creative. :)


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I found it from an old refrigerator. You will normally find it from the back of the compressor, but I ripped it from a large refrigerator. So it is long enough for the bends.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I think you could use a piece of copper tubing. But be aware of grounding/earthing the copper for electric safety issues


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Don't worry about as long you keep your cords all in sealed from all exposed connection it will be very safe. So far I have been using it everyday for almost a year. ;)