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Decorative Floor Lamp

Annalien and Peter make a lamp out of a PVC drain pipe and a strip of LED lights. See how they do this and what tools they use to be inspired to build your very own.

You will need

Tools Materials
Dremel tool plus bits to cut plastic Meranti +/- 20mm (we could however use pine or supa wood)
PST 18 Jigsaw plus plastic blades (Nb plesae check) 250 x 250mm – 3 pieces
POF 1400 plus circle/parralell guide 300 x 300mm – 1 piece
PSR 10.8 Cordless drill Driver Drain/waste pipe 160/200mm x 2000mm – 1 piece
PSR 18 Cordless Drill Driver strip LED light – white light 220v. 1000mm – 1500mm – 1 strip
PEX 220 Eccentric/Random Orbital sander flex wire 220 volt clear – 3 mtrs
sponge sanding blocks fine (plesae order) Switch – foot activated – 1 
PFS 3000 spray gun 3 pin plug
  But hinges brass – 20-3-mm – 3 pieces
  hook and loop type catch – smal brass one
  masonite strip 3mm x 20mm x 1500 mm – 1 piece (we can cut from workshop stock)
  wood glue
  cut screws 4 x 30
  dark varnish
  décor bits and pieces to decorate lamp
  electrical connector blocks (to connect LED lights to plug wire)
  Insulation tape black

Follow these steps

Base and Cap

  • Cut first circular base to size with the router
  • Cut cap to size with router
  • Cut second round tier with the router to fit into PVC tube
  • Cut 3rd tier (square) and round off with router
  • Assemble onto each other
  • Sand and varnish


  • Cut PVC pipe to size with jigsaw 
  • Cut out flap/door on the back
  • Mark out where the LED lights will go
  • Draw out design with pencil on outside
  • Cut out design with jigsaw and multi-tool
  • Sand all the rough edges
  • Insert LED lights and attach plug
  • Fit hinges and hook onto door/flap
  • Glue Masonite as a “door stop” on pipe
  • Attach door onto lamp
  • Mount lamp onto base

Get the layout

Floor lamp