An item to use as your lamp base, ie: wood, old books, a globe - your own imagination is the limit here.
- Drill and a ⅜ inch drill bit (depending on our lamp base, you may not need to drill a hole)
- An I Like That Lamp DIY Lamp Making Kit
Step One: Determine where and how the nipple will be installed on your lamp base. If you’re drilling your own hole, create one that has a ⅜ inch outside diameter. Next, insert the nipple.
Step Two: Thread the knurl washer onto the nipple and tighten it until ¼ inch of the nipple extends beyond the top of the lamp base.
Note: If you’re using a glass or ceramic base, use the rubber washer under the nut to prevent it from damaging the base.
Step Three: Loosen the set screw on the socket base. Thread the socket base on the nipple until it’s secure. Then tighten the nut on the other end.
Note: If you’ll be using a lamp harp to attach your lampshade afterwards, insert the saddle piece of the harp prior to the socket. Lamp Harps are available in our store.
Step Four: Determine where the cord will exit the lamp base. You may have to drill a new hole. Then thread the lamp cord into the exit hole, through the nipple and socket base.
Note: To prevent the cord from fraying, install the black bushing in the cord exit hole.
Step Five: Pull the two wires until they’re 5 inches apart. Tie an underwriter’s knot, as in the diagram to the left.