Father’s day is quickly approaching and if you are anything like me, finding the perfect gift for dad is a difficult task. Why is it that dads are so hard to shop for anyway? Well, never fear, I have the perfect DIY for you that dad is sure to love. This industrial lamp DIY for Father’s Day is so simple to put together that you will be done in an hour. Now that is a win-win if you ask me!
Supplies to make your own industrial lamp DIY:
- Bottle Lamp Kit
- Industrial Light Bulb
- Large Wood Block
- Wood Stain
- Drill with 1/2″ bit and smaller 1/4″ bit
Begin by using your spay stain to stain the wood block. I used a brush on stain I had on hand, so I waited until the end to stain by wood. Once the stain is dry, drill a large 1/2″ hole in the top of the block. Then drill a small 1/4″ hole in the bottom corner of one side of the block.
Next, string the cord kit from the bottom hole up through the top hole. You want the plug end of the cord to come out through the bottom hole.
Now you will want to thread the 1/2″ bottle coupler onto the threaded screw. Next thread the cord through the threaded screw and fit the coupler into the 1/2″ opening on the top of the block.
Next add your gold cap and nut onto the threaded screw to secure the screw in the wood block.
Now you will thread the cord through the base of the socket and screw the socket base onto the threaded screw. You can use the tiny screw in the socket base to secure the socket on the threaded screw if needed.
And here comes the tricky part. Slide the black end of the socket top out of the socket to expose the two connection screws as seen in the photo above. Unscrew these screws just enough to wrap the exposed end of one wire around one screw and then tighten the screw back up. Repeat on the other side with the second screw and the other piece of the wire. Next, slide the black portion of the top part of the socket back into the socket sleeve and press the two pieces of the socket together until you hear and click and the two pieces are connected.
Finally it is time to add your light bulb! Your lamp is now ready to use (or gift in this case)!
I love the mix of the walnut stained wood with the exposed brass and industrial Edison bulb. And while dad will love it and he will think you spent all day making it, you can easily make this industrial lamp DIY for Father’s Day in under an hour. So, what are you waiting for? Go make dad a gift he won’t forget.