Are your fingers itching to create something amazing? We have the perfect DIY project for you: this Steampunk Edison Lamp! It may look complicated at first glance, but it’s very easy to put together and, thus, ideal for every DIY novice. Once mounted or placed in your home, it also makes for a great conversation starter. Follow this step-by-step guide and you’ll have your new home accessory created in no-time. Let’s get started…
What You’ll Need:
- Lamp Kit, Brass Finish
- Brass Reducer, 1/4M x 1/8F
- 1/2″ 90DEG Black Pipe Elbow
- 1/2 x 6 Black Pipe Nipple
- 1/2″ x 1/4″ Black Pipe Bushing
- 1/2 Black Pipe Floor Flange
- 60W Vintage Dim LED Bulb
- 2 screws & 4 washers for mounting
The only tool required is a Phillips or Flathead Screwdriver.
Attach the black pipe nipple to the pipe floor flange.
Open the lamp kit and navigate the cord through the flange and nipple.
Attach the 90 degree pipe elbow to the nipple.
Attach the pipe bushing to the elbow.
Attach the brass reducer to the pipe bushing.
Attach the lamp nipple and lock nut to brass reducer.
Attach the base of the lamp hard to the lamp nipple. Tighten the screw at the base.
Separate three sections of the lamp hard.
Loosen both screws on the side of the interior harp.
Form a hook on the end of both wires.
Determine which wire is polarized by following the cord. Notice the writing on the wire casing indicates the non-polarized wire.
Wrap polarized hook around the brass screw in clockwise fashion. Otherwise it’ll loosen as the screw is tightened. Continue with non-polarized hook to silver screw. Tighten screws.
It’s very important not to confuse the polarized vs. non-polarized ends, as the lamp will not work otherwise.
Reassemble the lamp harp and attach to the harp base.
Install the light bulb.
Mount your Steampunk Edison Lamp on the wall with screws using washers between the lamp and wall to keep it from squishing the cord.
Let there be light!