Repurposed Vintage Water Ski & Flashlight Table Lamp with Storage

August 7th, 2013 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
10 users recommend

I think this is the last of the repurposed water skis projects for a while now.  But I make no promises.  It's been a while since I've made a lamp so I went to work wondering how I could use some more of my vintage water ski stash in this way. I knew I needed something interesting and very tall as the center shaft to be able to rise above those beautiful board pieces reaching for the sky.  To the old flashlight pile!  Voila!   I also wanted to create some sort of storage space for whatever just because most people enjoy that.  Throw a can in there and hide the remotes or maybe some loose change.  Who knows!  I had plenty of the metal fins from the skis so they accent the outside pretty good.  Kind of looks like it's taking off! Enter yardsticks!  You know I've got to bring them in whenever possible.  Check out the board on the bottom.  It says "CUSTOM" -- how about that!  Hopefully this one-of-a-kind lamp will shed some light on the new owner that decides to take it home.
Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of
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Comments (8)

TinTinJunkFan writes: Very nice lamp, but all your ski projects are fabulous! Posted: 1:45 pm on August 16th
suewhitney writes: I'm trying to figure out which of you water ski projects is my favorite. I'm thinking it's this one, but very hard to choose. Love!!!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 11:33 am on August 13th
suziart writes: I also love the use of the flashlight! If you have more of the skis left, you could make a fence or gate/door for the outside, even shutters for the windows. You could also frame the tops of windows and use instead of curtains, and it would be great to see a rack for books, etc, made with several skis used for each shelf and since they are long,the 4 corners to support the rack could each be a ski...!!! Great job!


Posted: 5:50 am on August 13th
DiamondMntGirl writes: This is a great item to make for the cabin. I love the flashlight addition too! Posted: 11:13 pm on August 11th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: Let there be light! Love it for a cottage where skiing goes on :) Great up-cycling of more skis, Brian! ~Mary~ Posted: 8:20 pm on August 11th
MelindaHess writes: I was skeptical, at first, but this is quite tastefully done. Good job! Posted: 4:25 pm on August 10th
rzrback writes: That is clever! The old skis are beautiful! Posted: 8:52 pm on August 8th
chippingcharm writes: Very cool! That flashlight in the middle was an amazing idea :) Posted: 5:21 am on August 8th
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