How to Build a Floor Lamp
Personalize your home decor by creating your own floor lamp. Our step-by-step instructions will walk you through the process.
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Build this unique floor lamp in just seven easy steps. The natural wood stand and twine shade offer a neutral look that can add a simple touch to any room.
Place the four 16-inch pieces of wood for the lamp base around the 78-inch lamp stand. With a pencil, make two marks for screw holes on the outside of each base piece. Line up the first mark with the upright stand; line up the second with the base piece that will abut it. Position the marks at slightly different levels on each base piece so the screws will not hit each other.
Mark bracket placement and drill holes to attach the bracket to the underside of the lamp arm and the inside of the stand.
Drill a hole in the lamp arm where it intersects the lamp-arm base. Run the wiring through the hole and along the top of the arm piece. Drill another hole where you want the lampshade to hang; run the wiring down through the hole. Assemble the lamp kit according to manufacturer instructions. Attach the socket to the wiring.