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The IKEA Tripod Globe Lamp DIY

The IKEA Tripod Globe Lamp DIY

I saw the FADO table lamp in IKEA and thought that it would make for a interesting, almost mystical, floor lamp.

The IKEA Tripod Globe Lamp DIY - Supplies

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TOOLS

  • Drill

A battery or corded drill will do – this is used to screw the dowels together

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

  • 3 Wooden Dowels

I was able to find some dark ones which I liked

  • IKEA FADO Lamp

A glossy white globe table lamp available here from Amazon

  • String

This is used to cover up the screws connecting the dowels. I would of preferred to of used leather, and might change it up one day.

  • Screws

2 screws are needed to connect the dowels together

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1: Marking out the dowels

Take the 3 dowels and stand them up. See at which point is best for them to be connected – and mark it. In my case, it was just above half way.

The IKEA Tripod Globe Lamp DIY - Step #1 Marking the dowels

STEP 2: Drilling the dowels

Lay 2 of the dowels on the workbench, aligned at the bottom. Clamp them down using a scrap piece of wood. And use a drill bit slightly smaller than the size of your screw to make a pilot hole

The IKEA Tripod Globe Lamp DIY - Step #2 Drilling the dowels

The IKEA Tripod Globe Lamp DIY - Step #2 Drilling the dowels

STEP 3: Screwing the dowels together

Once the pilot hole is made, you can then screw the two dowels together

The IKEA Tripod Globe Lamp DIY - Step #3 Screwing the dowels together

STEP 4: Connecting the last dowel

Now do the same with the 3rd dowel, screwing it slight lower than where the other 2 are connected

The IKEA Tripod Globe Lamp DIY - Step #4 Screwing the 3rd dowel

The IKEA Tripod Globe Lamp DIY - Step #4 Screwing the 3rd dowel

STEP 5: Wrapping the poles

Using string, wrap the poles where the screws are. This is to hide the screws and to keep the dowels in place.

The IKEA Tripod Globe Lamp DIY - Step #5 Wrapping the poles

STEP 6 OPTIONAL: Braiding the string

Just for an added touch, I braided some string to wrap around the center. This is done by cutting 3 long pieces of string the same length. Tie them together at the top to create a knot. Tape the knot down onto your workbench. To braid them you take the first string to the left and go over the second one, and then under the third one. Now take the first string to the left, and go over the second one, and under the third one. Keep repeating this – making sure that when you go over and under that the string gets tight at the top where it is being braided.

The IKEA Tripod Globe Lamp DIY - Step #6 Braiding

The IKEA Tripod Globe Lamp DIY - Step #6 Braiding

The IKEA Tripod Globe Lamp DIY - Step #6 Braiding

STEP 7: Adding the light

The FADO lamp has these holes in the base that make it easy to mount to the top of the dowels. You can also slide the lamp in-between the dowels.

The IKEA Tripod Globe Lamp DIY - Step #7 Adding the light

The IKEA Tripod Globe Lamp DIY

The IKEA Tripod Globe Lamp DIY

The IKEA Tripod Globe Lamp DIY

The IKEA Tripod Globe Lamp DIY

Email me at jacob@hometreeatlas.com with photos if you make your own, or if you have any questions.

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January 22, 2016 in Made By HtA
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