I recently had the opportunity to work with my boss to make book lamps from discarded law books to donate to a student auction. This was so much fun, and I love how they turned out!
We used this HGTV tutorial (don’t you love the lamp shade they used?) as our guide and got started by making a trip to Home Depot to buy this Make-A-Lamp kit and these lamp pipes. One of our facilities staff members was kind enough to drill the holes in the books for us. The base books were drilled only halfway through so we could hand cut the space for the cord.
The picture above is all the potential tools you will need for this project. You might decide to glue pages or books together. We tried to glue the top two books together to add stability but weren’t successful. The stack of books is…
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