DIY Copper Lamp Base



Create that Industrial Style

m-c-escher-belvedereCopper piping! Who would have thought it would be so much fun to create with.This interwoven lamp base is inspired by the woodcuts of Escher who blended science, mathematics, pattern and illusion to create his art.Working out how to bring to life what was in my head was extremely vexing .. sometimes measurements reduced down to a few millimeters. It challenged me in so many ways but I love the result.... luckily I recorded my design journey along the way so you can benefit from all my ruminating and make it in a much more achievable time frameYou need a little patience ... it's great for a raining day.Please Note:The instructions are for creating the lamp base only. All electrical installation or fitting are your responsibility and must be wired up by a qualified electrician.The lamp shade in the photographs features my Banksio fabric design printed in sepia on Italian linen.

You will need

  • 3 .25 metre of copper piping (22mm diameters)
  • 6 elbow joins for copper piping
  • 10 T bar joins for copper piping
  • 1 foot or base join for copper piping
  • glue (can use super glue if you're careful with it)
  • string to thread the electric wire through at the beginning
  • light fitting and cord

Tools you will need

  • ruler
  • a copper pipe cutter. This is great piece of equipment to have in your tool box. It gives a clean, quick cut to any pipe. They come in a range of options depending on the size of pipe you want to cut.

The details


The Top

All electrical installation or fitting are your responsibility and must be wired up by a qualified electrician.copper-lamp-base

The Base


The Base


The Construction Plan

Refer to the details picture above to see what it looks it works in real life.Download the construction planlamp-base-designed-by-cecille-weldon

The Cutting Plan for the Copper Piping

Download the cutting planlamp-base-designed-by-cecille-weldon-cutting-planIf you require any more detail please email me.[contact-form][contact-field label="Name" type="name" required="1" /][contact-field label="Email" type="email" required="1" /][contact-field label="Website" type="url" /][contact-field label="Comment" type="textarea" required="1" /][/contact-form]