|Forum topic by Purrmaster||posted 12-17-2014 12:15 AM||728 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-17-2014 12:15 AM
I have some bubinga that I want to use and I can’t figure out what to do with it. Then I had an idea. I could, possibly, make a table lamp.
I don’t have a lathe so this thing would be square. I was thinking of simply making a tallish but skinny “tower” and then capping the top with a piece of bubinga. I was thinking I could then attach the hardware for a lamp (socket and hardware for holding a lampshade) to the top. Then drill a hole in the center of the top piece to put the cord in.
I did a quick look at the rockler and woodcraft sites and couldn’t find the kind of hardware I’m thinking I’ll need.
Does such hardware exist? Is the idea viable? If there is such hardware how would I attach it to the top of the “tower”? I’d prefer to make the “tower” long and skinny so hopefully there is hardware that doesn’t require a 20 inch surface to bolt it onto.