DIY Lamp -Tripod Floor Lamp with Drift Wood Branches

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Here's an awesome low cost nature DIY lamp that you can make in half a day.

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It's a diy lamp made from drift wood branches. And I'm in love with it! It feels so special and beachy. I'm a huge fan of driftwood and I've had this project on my mind for a while now and finally we went out and gathered the wood along the shoreline, not far from where we live.


driftwood on the shore
There! I climbed over the wall and collected two pieces that were perfect to make a tripod floor lamp. Keep in mind that you can make this lamp any size you want. A tripod table lamp would look pretty great too.

DIY Lamp Base:

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Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the two branches separately. The one to the front is the main branch. It is straight on top and forks into two legs. There is no formula here, you just figure out how to make the tripod work. Clamp the branches together when they are in different position to make sure you like it visually.

making a tripod floor lamp with wood
Then screw the branches together. We cut the top and the legs until we liked the overall height and how the lamp stood.

DIY Lamp Light Fixture:

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Now the actual DIY lamp tutorial for the light fixture. This is the hardware you'll need to make the lamp, plus the cord of course. You should be able to find the parts at your local hardware store.

diy lamp tutorial
We drilled a hole for the threaded rod that holds the socket and a horizontal hole to pull the cord through. We opted to add some hot glue around the hole, but you can try for a press fit.

lamp assembly wiring
Then we assembled the lamp parts. You'll also need a lock nut to tighten the harp.

wiring lamp tutorial
Then we attached the two stripped cord ends to the terminal screws of the socket. The socket we ended up using includes the switch. But you could get a cord with an inline switch too.

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Last step. Hide the cord! We simply hot glued the wire along one leg.

driftwood tripod floor lamp
I think a sculptural nature tripod floor lamp like this complements many decor styles! White Space White Space

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