Published on March 22nd, 2013 | by Shantelle0
DIY: How to Make a Floor Lamp EZ!
How to make a Floor Lamp
This was by far the easiest part of my whole floor lamp project. You will be amazed at how simple this is to make. So let’s get started……
DIY FLoor Lamp Materials:
3 Tapered Broom Handles ( Home Depot)
Spray Paint (color of your choice)
Lamp Kit (Home Depot) unassembled. Tip: If using a 3-way socket, The 3-way lighting will only work if using a 3-way light bulb. You can use a regular light bulb but it will only emit one light setting. I learned this the hard way.
DIY Floor Lamp Directions:
1. First, spray paint the broom handles. Let dry.
2.Now stand all 3 broom handles up, using the Neck (See diagram below) from the lamp kit, place it in the middle of the broom handles. Tip: Make sure that the Neck is positioned straight up and down, and broom handles are in a tripod position.
3. Next, wrap masking tape around the top of the broom handles making sure the broom handles are tightly around the Neck from the lamp kit. Note: the masking tape will help hold the neck and broom handles in place.
4. Apply wood glue around the outer portion of the neck and top portion of the broom handles to secure the neck to the broom handles. Let dry overnight. Tip: You will need to place something on the floor to catch the dripping glue, otherwise the glue will just drip on the floor. I used a cardboard circle, but you can use a paper plate or anything you have around the house.
5. After the glue has dried, remove masking tape and spray paint the hardened wood glue because it hardens to a light caramel color.
6. Assemble your lamp kit following the directions that came with it. It’s very simple. Tip: If your harp is too short, you can always order a taller one. They come in different heights.
7. Use the staple gun to staple the cord to the back of one of the broom handles so that it won’t show. Tip: Staple from top to bottom.
8. Add your DIY Lampshade [Tutorial: How to Make a Lampshade from Scratch EZ] and then you will have a completed Floor Lamp.