Design Preview; Industrial Lamp

Materials: Reclaimed wood from my barn, several pieces of industrial grade metal piping, a cube Edison bulb, some wires for the electric, a dimmer, some brass, a custom molded guitar knob, Shellac, dark metal spray paint, some shrink wrap, hot glue, and solder.

Inspiration; For the longest time I have been slowly collecting, but mostly building pieces of furniture for my dream room. I have always loved the industrial style for a multitude of reasons. One of them has been the ability to use old and beautiful objects that would be considered trash and to give them new life. I have also always loved building furniture and the industrial aesthetic allows for the creation of unique pieces and allows the creator of said furniture to add their own twist. A rustic and rusty grain pail used for farming? POOF, now it’s a container for plants supported by reclaimed wood.
Aesthetic: The Industrial aesthetic serves as the muse for my upcycling project, and my decision to embrace this style stems from a deep sense of familiarity and a history of crafting industrial-inspired furniture for my living space. This chosen aesthetic not only resonates with my personal taste but also provides a solid foundation for me to unleash my creativity. One of the primary reasons I am drawn to the Industrial aesthetic is my existing familiarity with it. Having already crafted various industrial pieces of furniture for my room, I find comfort and confidence in this aesthetic. This familiarity equips me with essential skills, knowledge of materials, and a sense of design that will undoubtedly enhance the outcome of my upcycling project. Most materials used in the industrial aesthetic are wood and metal two materials that I have been working with since a young age.



  • 3/31: Acquire information at McGuckin about electrical components because I have no clue what I’m doing and playing with AC voltage
  • 4/2: Go to McGuckins and acquire missing material
  • 4/9: Start painting all materials, so staining the wood, and painting the metal
  • 4/16: Build the “shell” of the lamp
  • 4/23 Finalize the lamp by finishing the electrical component of the lamp
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