More Iron Pipe

Pleased as I was with my iron-pipe tables, I ended up with some parts that I knew would make a great lamp. In particular this size reducer:

so it’s about 18 months later and we’re in lockdown, so I try to modify the USB charger that I built on my TV side table to add the lamp.

Here’s the USB charger as I have it currently:

and it looks like i can jam the collar of a faux bulb-protection-basket thingy right above the reducer:

Found a switch big enough to fit into a T-connection:

it actually fit perfectly and almost screwed right in!

Dang – wires from the bulb pigtail are too short. Gonna be a pain getting marettes in there:

A normal globe bulb won’t quite fit – need a longer neck. These work and look the part:

Unfortunately getting the existing elbow out wasn’t easy (and the wire goes through it to the ground). In the end there was some forcing and a little damage to the wood. Oh well – call it vintage LOL

All assembled !

Looks awesome !

and the obligatory beer shot:

one last thing … (for now) … use left over pipe to make the paper-towel dispenser for the bar:

For some reason I like the look of wood+iron, and it is easy to put together something that looks good … and is incredibly sturdy!

Thanks for reading !

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