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Side Table and Lamp

  • February 26, 2017

dac446
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I needed something for either side of my oddly shaped couch and spent days scouring the internet for furniture that would check every box. Finally, frustrated, I just decided to try and make the pieces myself. That is how these side table and the lamp were born. I only just finished the latter.

For the side table, I went with a two level design to make it a little more visually fun. I also built in a library style lamp, which is turned on/off with a valve switch (gave me an excuse to get a vise to drill this out properly...great addition to an NYC apartment imo). I also added an outlet with USB ports to make it easier to charge our phones.

The floor lamp (also turned on/off with a valve style switch...although I had to make a completely different design from the table) has a built in table, a book shelf, and a working thermometer (because why not).

I am pretty happy with the way these turned out. There are some things that I maybe would do a little differently...next time.

I cannot conclude this without giving thanks to my beautiful fiancé, who always supported me and put up with (for weeks!) the dirt, wood and metal shavings, and pipe pieces strewn about the living room :D

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  • These pieces are amazing! How cool that you were able to come with something that suited your need perfectly. This one's sure to inspire lots of copies.
    By RYOBI Nation, on February 27, 2017


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Side Table and Lamp

by dac446
Feb 26, 2017

I needed something for either side of my oddly shaped couch and spent days scouring the internet for furniture that would check every box. Finally, frustrated, I just decided to try and make the pieces myself. That is how these side table and the lamp were born. I only just finished the latter. For the side table, I went with a two level design to make it a little more visually fun. I also built in a library style lamp, which is turned on/off with a valve switch (gave me an excuse to get a vise to drill this out properly...great addition to an NYC apartment imo). I also added an outlet with USB ports to make it easier to charge our phones. The floor lamp (also turned on/off with a valve style switch...although I had to make a completely different design from the table) has a built in table, a book shelf, and a working thermometer (because why not). I am pretty happy with the way these turned out. There are some things that I maybe would do a little differently...next time. I cannot conclude this without giving thanks to my beautiful fiancé, who always supported me and put up with (for weeks!) the dirt, wood and metal shavings, and pipe pieces strewn about the living room :D