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 !