Tripod Lamp

March 5th, 2012 in member junk     
annebell Suzanne Halverson, contributor
4 users recommend

I found two of these tripods at an estate sale. They were made in 1916 and used by the British Military in WWI.  
I decided to make lamps out of them. 
I used a tap and die set to enlarge the hole on top for the wiring to fit. 
Then I just screwed this part in, and followed the directions on my lamp kit. 
I didnt want the cord to hang down the middle, so I used some u-shaped tacks to hold it to one of the legs. 
I love the look!
I found two of these tripods at an estate sale. They were made in 1916 and used by the British Military in WWI.  

I found two of these tripods at an estate sale. They were made in 1916 and used by the British Military in WWI.  


A lamp made from a vintage tripod using a basic lamp kit and a few tools. 


Pattern or design used: My own design - Suzanne of Meridian Road
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, wood, industrial, family room, living room, bedroom, dining room, study, brown, great room, lamp, beige, game room, brass-metallic

Comments (4)

JunkArchitect writes: Coolest tripod lamp yet!

Jim
Posted: 7:39 pm on March 6th
gadgetsponge writes: I agree with Sue. PB was the first thing I thought of. Forget those retail mag prices! Way to go Suzanne. It looks beautiful! Posted: 6:35 pm on March 6th
CottageElements writes: Great job, Suzanne! Thanks for showing us how to do it!

Lani Posted: 7:21 pm on March 5th
suewhitney writes: Love your take on this classic junk project. Why buy it at PB when you can make it yourself. Thanks for all the tips! Looks great in your home....

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 6:49 am on March 5th
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