DIY Industrial Lamp: Cool Desk Lamp Made From Pipe

Article Posted By: Home Depot Staff

This DIY lamp has an awesome, steam-punk style and can be put together in just a few minutes. You can find everything you need for this project at your local Home Depot store.

DIY Industrial Lamp: Cool Desk Lamp Made From Pipe

This cool, easy-to-make pipe lamp will create a trendy look for your desk or table. It’s made from lengths of steel pipe and fittings, a light kit and a light bulb– all readily available at your local Home Depot store.

Just follow the step-by-step tutorial, and you’ll have your new desk or table lamp completed in no time.

Materials for This Project

Materials Needed for DIY Industrial Lamp Project

You should always check with local authorities to ensure that any DIY project abides by local codes and regulations.

DIY Industrial Lamp


Building the Lamp Base

Step 1

Thread two ½-in x 3-in nipples into a tee.

DIY Industrial Lamp


Step 2

Thread two elbows onto the exposed end of the ½-in x 3-in nipples. This will be one of the legs of the lamp.

DIY Industrial Lamp


Step 3

Repeat for the other leg of the lamp.

DIY Industrial Lamp


Step 4

Screw two ½-in x 3-in nipples into a tee for the middle bar. Thread the middle section into the legs created in Steps 2 and 3.

Your base is now complete!

DIY Industrial Lamp

DIY Industrial Lamp


Building the Lamp Body and Wiring It

Step 5

Thread a close nipple into the bottom of a tee. Then thread a strain relief fitting into the back of the tee.

DIY Industrial Lamp


Step 6

Thread the ½ x 10 nipple into the top of the tee. Thread the lamp wire through the strain relief fitting and up the neck of the 10-inch nipple.

DIY Industrial Lamp


Step 7

Add an elbow and the ½” x 6″ nipple to the top of the assembly.

DIY Industrial Lamp


Step 8

Thread another elbow onto the end of the ½-in x 6-in nipple. Pass the lamp wire through.

DIY Industrial Lamp


Step 9

Thread a close nipple into the ¾” to 1″ coupling, and fit the rubber bushing (white) and threaded rod (silver) from the lamp kit to the inside of the coupling.

Then thread the ¾” to 1″ coupling to the ½” to ¾” coupling.

DIY Industrial Lamp


Step 10

Pass the wire through the assembly created in Step 9, and thread it into the elbow.

DIY Industrial Lamp


Step 11

Thread the socket base onto the threaded rod in the assembly created in Step 9.

DIY Industrial Lamp


Step 12

Connect the lamp wires to the socket.

DIY Industrial Lamp

DIY Industrial Lamp


Step 13

Fit the socket into the socket base.

DIY Industrial Lamp


Step 14

Screw in the light bulb, tighten the strain relief fitting on the back of the lamp. Switch your new industrial pipe lamp on!

DIY Industrial Lamp


DIY Industrial Lamp

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Cutlist

FPT = “female pipe thread”; MPT = “male pipe thread”

6– ½” 90-degree elbows
4– ½” tees
1– ¾” FPT to 1″ FPT coupling (top of the third row in the photo above; we’ll call this the “¾ to 1 coupling” below)
1– ½” FPT to ¾” MPT coupling (second from top of third row in photo; we’ll call this the “½ to ¾ coupling” below)
1– ½” strain relief fitting (third from top of third row in photo)
6– ½” x 3″ black pipe nipples (fifth and sixth rows in photo)
1– ½” x 6″ black pipe nipple (bottom of seventh row in photo)
2– ½” close nipples (top of seventh row in photo)
1– ½” x 10″ black pipe nipple (eighth row in photo)

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