|Project by XploreOrganics||posted 07-15-2008 12:02 AM||2210 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
This is my first real posting to LumberJocks although I am sure you all know Zuki my DH.
This is not “exactly” a woodworking project but it does contain wood and I had to work with it so …ummm…maybe it’ll qualify :)
We had a pair of ugly lamps, one was twisted and broken and Zuki decided to use the cord for something else, so it has been sitting in our basement for about 3 years, twisted and ugly. I was watching the little birds bathing in a mud puddle and decided it was time to buy a birdbath.
Looking at the old tattered lamp I thought, hey…I could recycle this into a beautiful bath for the birds. Picture 1 shows the sister lamp (how the old one looked in its original state). Picture 2 shows the bulb and casing inside the “bowl” of the new birdbath and picture 3 shows everything disassembled ready to be reassembled into the new creation.
I simply removed the middle two segments of the pole lamp and removed the light and stickers from inside the bowl. I was left with a bowl with a small hole and a nut showing ….
Ok here is the incredible woodworking part...The lamp had a wooden pole with a smaller hole. So I drilled out the hole to make it bigger… Ok …Okay…I held the pole while Zuki drilled it…Do you actually think he would let me touch his Dewalt drill… :)
I screwed the bowl into the wooden pole and filled the hole with some pure silicone to prevent water leaks.
Now I was left with an ugly knob in the middle of the bowl…I searched the house for something to cover it and found and old glass tealight candle holder which when turned upside-down makes a beautiful glass cone that reflects the sunlight as well as acts as a sundial within the new birdbath.
I hope you like my creation…even more so, I hope the birdies appreciate it.