|From Birdhouse To Custom Lamp|
By combining forces, we have been able to eliminate a lot of the middlemen.
I come up with the design plan and he tells me if it's feasible based on structure and code, then we get busy doing! I really am a lucky girl, as his knowledge and capabilities are extensive. The birdhouse lamp was such a tiny project, it was almost a waste of his talent, but since I have absolutely no electrical skills and I didn't want the house to burn down, his time was well spent!
He added a brand new bulb socket (we used one for a three way bulb) and a new plug and wire for safety, they were all super cheap from the local hardware store.
The lamp looked good, except the top of the metal pipe was exposed and we didn't like that. My creative hubby found an oak tree branch on our front lawn, cut it, hollowed it out, stained it to match the birdhouse and slid it over the pipe. He also added black, rubber feet to the base of house to give it enough height to accommodate the plug wire.
How'd we do?
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