Making a floor lamp

  • Advertise with us

« back to Designing Woodworking Projects forum

Forum topic by Evangogh posted 09-30-2016 12:44 AM 179 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Evangogh's profile


126 posts in 750 days

09-30-2016 12:44 AM

I’m trying to make a floor lamp using a cedar post (a little over 6’, I’ll probably leave it at least 5’6”), and I’m not sure how to run the wire…

I would love to bore through the center, but have no idea how that could be done. If it can’t be done I have a few other ideas I can try out, I just want to see if anyone has some pointers on how to make a hole length-wise through the post.

-- Turn on, brothers and sisters!!!

4 replies so far

View Nostradamit's profile


32 posts in 257 days

#1 posted 09-30-2016 12:58 AM

What shape is the post. You could rip the post in half and rout a groove down the center an glue the two halves back together. Other then that I do not think you could drill a hole that long

View bondogaposis's profile


3969 posts in 1771 days

#2 posted 09-30-2016 01:18 AM

Like Nostradamit said, or start looking for a 3 foot drill bit.

-- Bondo Gaposis

View Luthierman's profile


157 posts in 507 days

#3 posted 09-30-2016 01:39 AM

Split it open, make a groove, glue it back. Done. You will never ever be able to bore a hole all the way through without some serious wander unless you have access to a giant machinists lathe and use a boring bar.

-- Jesse, West Lafayette, Indiana

View Evangogh's profile


126 posts in 750 days

#4 posted 09-30-2016 02:04 AM

Wonderful… I’m gonna have to really channel MacGuyver for this one…

With any luck I’ll have a new pick up soon!

Thanks for the help!

-- Turn on, brothers and sisters!!!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics