Build Your Own Branch Floor Lamp

Irene Finne, who writes Lopelilla, created this clever floor lamp using a large branch from the woods that lie just beyond her front door. While the branch provided the base, Finne knitted the accompanying shade using a rib stitch pattern.

Here are some sources from Grand Brass to help you create a similar version at home.

Above: Photo by Loppelilla. To learn more about Finne and her life in Norway, see House Call: Christmas Decor by Loppelilla in Norway.

Above: You can source a Custom Scalloped Lampshade Frame, such as this one by Judy’s Lamps, and other circular frames on eBay; starting at $22.

Above: Rowan’s Lima Yarn is made up of mostly baby alpaca blended with merino wool and nylon; available through Rowan. Image via Noekkeon’s Blog.

Above: A Nickel-Plated Regular Duty Lamp Harp with Saddle (L) and Dark Antique Finished Regular Duty Lamp Harp with Saddle (R) both range from $1.75 to $2 from Grand Brass.

Above: For those living in rural areas or with access to birch bark, source that perfect branch naturally. Urbanites can find Decorative Birch Poles for $42 from Birch Logs.

Above: A 10-Foot Twisted Two Conductor Wire Cord Set features an 18-gauge wire covered in fabric and an antique-style polarized plug; $10 from Grand Brass. In addition to the cord set, see all the available bulb sockets from Grand Brass.

Explore more ways to create your own unique home decor items in Remodelista‘s DIY posts.

24 comments

Magdika Cecilia Perez

love it

Robert O.
Robert O.3 years ago

Cool idea, but I don't see myself investing the time or effort into it. Thanks though.

Stella Gamboni
Stella Gamboni3 years ago

If I did this, I know it wouldn't get a UL approval.

Rebecca S.
Rebecca S.3 years ago

thanks, I love the look!.

Kristine Huff
Kristine H.3 years ago

This is not attractive to me at all. I like the idea and I think it could really work but this representation isn't the best. Thanks for the info though!

Isabelle J.
Isabelle J.3 years ago

Thanks !

Terry V.
Terry V.3 years ago

A person should use atthe very LEAST a 14 gauge cord.

Sue H.
Sue H.3 years ago

As presented, this does not appeal to me. Need a larger shade.

John B.
John B.3 years ago

Thanks for sharing the idea.

Nils Lunde
PlsNoMessage se3 years ago

ty