Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A gift for a baseball fan

One of my nephews is taking wood shop in school. He's current project is a side table. The really cool thing about it is he cut in the socks from the Boston Red Sox. I was so impressed that I decided to make him a lamp to go with it.

His mom and I took to Pinterest to see what we could come up with as inspiration. After a bit of messaging pins back and forth we decided on a design.

Once I knew what I was building, I could not wait to get started. I gathered my supplies and got to work.

Thankfully Kathie was able to supply the balls and glove.


I drilled a hole through the center of each ball. This was very easy but super messy. If you never knew what a ball was made of, I can tell you it is cork. After drilling four balls I could no longer see my floor under all the cork.


Once all the balls were drilled, I stacked them on the metal rod. Then I placed the rod on the glove and determined where I need to add a hole for the wire.

 
 Using my staple gun, I attached the glove to base that I had already prepared.


Then I ran the wiring. Wiring a lamp is really pretty easy. I purchase the complete kit and followed the directions. Be aware though, they do sell a three-way light kit and a regular kit. I made the mistake of grabbing the three-way kit and had to go back and purchase the correct light bulbs.

 

I attached the balls by screwing three screws into the bottom of the base up into the balls. All that was left to do was add the lamp shade.


 I absolutely love how this turned out.

What do you think....would you use it???


 

10 comments:

  1. This is really awesome!

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    1. Thank you! It was much easier to make than I thought it would be.

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  3. Hi. How did you attach the baseball part to the glove? Is the lamp wire under the base or on top?

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    1. Hi Rachel!
      I used my pneumatic staple gun to attach the glove to the base. The cord for the lamp is thread though the glove and lays on top of the base. Hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions :)

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  4. Nice, but I would have painted home plate white

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  6. What kind a dimensions did you use for the base wanting to make one for my son

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