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DIY: US Couple Makes Copper Pipe Lamp for Their Tiny House

More than two years ago, US-based couple Guillaume Dutilh and Jenna Spesard completed building their dream mobile home and started the Tiny House Giant Journey to follow a gypsy lifestyle. They designed it in traditional flavor and kept it full of lavish amenities for a comfortable traveling experience.

Recently, they have made a DIY copper pipe lamp with three swiveling arms to illuminate every corner of their tiny home. They wanted to design it with a fusion of rustic and steampunk look which they ultimately achieved with this DIY. You can also make a similar lamp for your dorm room or study room using the materials and tools listed below:

Sr.No.Required MaterialsRequired Tools
1Copper pipingPipe cutter
2ElbowsRiveter
3TeesDrill
4AdaptersElectrical tape
5Iron-floor rangeElectrical twist connectors
6Light socketsElectrical multi-tool
7Wiring 

 

Copper pipings are not cheap, so the bigger the lamp; the more it is going to cost you. You can even paint PVC pipes and fittings in your favorite color to make a similar kind of lamp. After you collect all the necessary things; spray-paint all the parts like light sockets and iron floor Lange in the color(s) you want. Then, cut pipe pieces as per your size requirements, and assemble them on a hard floor. Put some holes in pipe pieces and adapters to easily attach light sockets with rivets.

As you start assembling pipes with adapters and tees, ensure to feed wiring simultaneously. You have to find adapters that fit in the copper piping and make sure to insulate wired sockets with electrical tape to keep it safe. If sockets are not fit then put setscrews to give them additional support. Now attach LED or any other bulbs to the swiveling lamp to test-use it. Finally, hang it in your dorm room ceiling and connect it to the power unit for illuminating the space stylishly.

Dutilh and Jenna have added some other interesting parts such as a small planter, Spigot, and a pressure meter to give it a distinctive look.

The multiple swiveling arms of this DIY copper pipe lamp are beneficial for tiny house owners as they can be made larger according to different needs.

Copper pipe lamp with three swiveling arms

Copper pipe lamp with three swiveling arms

Made of copper pipe, tees, elbows and adapters

Made of copper pipe, tees, elbows and adapters

Spray-paint all parts in your favorite color

Spray-paint all parts in your favorite color

Cut pipe pieces according to needs

Cut pipe pieces according to needs

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Start assembling pipe pieces

Make sure to wire the pieces simultaneously

Make sure to wire the pieces simultaneously

Attaching light sockets to the pipe pieces with rivets

Attaching light sockets to the pipe pieces with rivets

Wiring all the sockets after with assembly

Wiring all the sockets after with assembly

Illuminate every corner of your room with this DIY lamp

Illuminate every corner of your room with this DIY lamp

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