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Old 02-18-2010, 01:34 AM   #1
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DIY floor to ceiling lighting?


I figure I want to custom build a floor to ceiling lamp (kind of like what was the style in the 60s). I'm not sure where to start or how to plan it.

Mainly looking for brain dumps on other people's thoughts on what might be a way to go about it.

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can you describe or maybe find a picture of what you are thinking of? I am not successfully picturing the type of lighting you are speaking of.

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DIY floor to ceiling lighting?


Similar to this:

http://www.gooddesignshop.com/archiv...le_lamp_01.jpg

With the exception that the light fixtures would ideally be the heads off old 1930's desk lamps.
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well, there is usually no benefit to re-inventing the wheel so;

you might look for an actual pole lamp. Preferably from the vintage you are looking for and then looking for the heads you would like to adapt to it.


If you take care in disassembling the original heads from the pole, you should be able to figure out a manner to attach the new ones.
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