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Pipe Lamp

finished lamp

Instructables user Matt2 Silver has a really awesome DIY aged bubbling pipe lamp.  He did a fantastic job on the whole thing, I thought it was a real copper pipe from the initial photo and video, but it’s really PVC.  The small touches of mixed white and green paint for oxidation are really nice.  The hammered paint applied to the PVC looks really realistic.  I approve of this project.

In case you can’t figure out how it works, here’s a schematic of it:


I really like it, it’s pretty simple and unique.  A kid would love it probably.  I think it would be a great project to do with a child so they have a unique conversation piece for their friends.

Here you can see him measuring the threaded rods that connect the top.  I know why he choose a clear bottle, this way he could change the water color at a later date.  Personally, I think green looks best, so why not skip a step and use a green wine bottle.

Glass bottle


Here’s the video of it in action:

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