Steam Era Floor Lamp

So, I finally got an office of my own. After nearly 5 years I now have my own 4 walls. Now, what better way to claim it as my own than decorate it with my stuff.

My first real challenge was the lighting situation.

So I thought, well, why not make another pipe/steam lamp. but, bigger, and LED.

I set off to planning and this is what I came up with:

Theres a lot going on here. Which is fun. I never actually plan these things out, so this was an interesting project.

Well I went out to the store and picked up what I could. This is what I came up with.

Not too far off actually. Well this is after like 2 or 3 hours of wrenching pipe and wiring and soldering. This is where the hard part come in. The base.

I originally wanted a nice piece of wood. Live edge walnut. something you know, beautiful. well that didn’t work out. Walnut was not in the budget. I also needed some weight so it didn’t fall over. I went with 3 pieces of Baltic Birch plywood that I had CNC’d to the shape of some gears. They encapsulate an 8lbs weight too. So a little paint and its ready to go!

That last shot is it in the corner of my office. Complete with my Pith Helmet stand and my steam gun.