Industrial Funnel Lamp

June 2nd, 2013 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Look at the size of this thing!
It makes a better lamp base than a funnel!
An antique fire pail creates the perfect crusty shade. 
The pail was originally meant to be filled with sand. In the event of a fire the sand was tossed onto the flames and hopefully smothered it. The cone shape kept the sand from sticking.
1 1/4 steel pipe and a braided power cord. 
In the background is a collection of antique motorcycle crash helments.
Look at the size of this thing!

Look at the size of this thing!

Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2013)

My approach to building lamps is: if it’s old, rusty or industrial, it can be transformed into lighting. This piece was created by combining an industrial funnel, antique fire pail and a section of steel pipe.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2013)
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, industrial, farm, light fixture, green, red, lamp, steel, funnel, jim healy, junk architect, pail

Comments (14)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: This lamp would be perfect for my hubby's garage work space! Great job! ~Mary~ Posted: 7:48 pm on August 11th
just_old_stuff writes: This is my favorite lamp ever. It's so industrial looking and at the same time highly refined. Love how your mind works.

B Posted: 6:58 pm on June 6th
chippingcharm writes: This is the coolest lamp I have ever seen!
You did it again :)

Posted: 5:45 am on June 4th
gadgetsponge writes: True marriage of components, patina and age. Love how the whole piece sort of points upward like an arrow. Posted: 3:25 pm on June 3rd
Bec4 writes: Oh how I love this! Such great patina!

Posted: 9:04 am on June 2nd
JunkArchitect writes: Lauretta, I see them at antique shows once in a while and the prices vary between high and insanely high. Check out eBay and hopefully you'll hit it at the right time.

Thanks everyone!

Posted: 5:23 am on May 31st
AtticusFinch writes: How cool. Love the beautiful red chippy paint. Amazing the unique pieces that fit like a puzzle. Good job.

Posted: 4:29 am on May 30th
Lauretta writes: Hey Jim, I'm looking for a 2 tiered galvanized rotating bin to put my paint and brushes in on my art table. Do you have any idea where I can find something like this that won't cost me a fortune? Posted: 9:09 pm on May 29th
Lauretta writes: Love the patina on everything about this! Posted: 9:07 pm on May 29th
G writes: Your industrial floor lamp delivers big charm with all the bells and whistles and a distinct salvage vibe..! Great addition to any room. Another funky gem Jim Healy..!!!

Posted: 11:09 am on May 29th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: JIM,
What a lamp.Its a great piece and you never fail to amaze me what you can do.
Gods Blessings Robert.

Posted: 8:12 am on May 29th
georgiamoon writes: Jimmy James! This is SO Cool! I love that funnel more than any other funnel in the world. It makes the PERFECT lamp base and looks so good with the red pail, the scale of it is a-mazing! You look like you have a LOT of junk on your work bench just ready to be turned into more fabulous get ON IT! Only you would have a collection of CRASH helmets AND a sewing machine??? Do you have some hidden talents that we have not yet seen???


Posted: 7:04 am on May 29th
shabbychick writes: Jim - amazing lamp! A great combination of metal, rust and fabulous design - as always!!

Take care,


P.S. Don't mind the other blonde...she just can't help herself!! ;)

Posted: 6:25 am on May 29th
suewhitney writes: You left me no option. Fab light, Jimbo!!!

Be Well,
Posted: 6:18 am on May 29th
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