DIY Floor Lamp Stand for Under $15

2 Materials
$15
7 Hours
Easy

Growing up, I always have deep love for floor lamps, especially in bedrooms. They provide such soothing and calm lighting to the room. It is what I always wanted for my bedroom.


A few months ago, I found a beautiful lamp from WestElm sale section for $18 CAD - except that it didn't come with a stand! Purchasing a floor lamp stand isn't in the faint of my heart - it is way overpriced!


After research, I decided to DIY a floor lamp stand with the simplest steps using the most basic materials from Home Depot. If you are interested in how I did it, please keep reading!


Here are the materials I used:

  • 1" x 72" dowel (bought)
  • 1' length handrail (bought)
  • 2"x4" pine wood (scrap)
  • 2"x6" pine wood (scrap)
  • 1"x8" pine wood (scrap)


I am leveraging whatever I have at hand. If I was to buy lumber, I would just buy 2"x4", cut into different lengths and glue together. That will work too!


Here are the steps that took me to make the lamp stand:


1. Use the 1"x8", 2"x6" and 2"x4" as the base - I will explain this part later.

Locate the center point of the 2"x4" and 2"x6", drill a 1 inch hole at the centerpoint of both 2"x4" and 2"x6" using a spade bit. This is where the 1 inch dowel will be attached.


2. The handrail is where the lamp will be hung. I drilled a 1 inch hole halfway through using the same spade bit as above. In addition, I also pre-drilled through the top using a regular bit for the screw.


3. After all the drill work was done, I sanded down all base pieces, including corners and edges. They will be stacked like the below as the base of the lamp stand.


4. Glue up all 3 base pieces and attach the dowel. It's coming together!


5. I waited 3 hours for the glue to completely dry before moving on to the next step.


6. After the glue dried completely, I attached the lamp arm to the top of the dowel using both wood glue and a screw to hold it in place.


7. Screw the ceiling screw hook that came with the lamp into the lampstand arm, and then hang the lamp on the hook.


Ta-da!!

Isn't it amazing?


Yes - we don't need big bucks to create a customised look!



Cost breakdown:

  • 1"x72" dowel $6.56 CAD
  • 1 foot handrail $4.97 CAD
  • If I didn't have scraps at hand and were to buy a 2"x4"x8' lumber, it would cost $6.55 CAD

Total: $18 CAD - that's equal to $14.14 USD!


Let me know if you have any questions!


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XOXO

Sibel

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