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.


Magdika Cecilia Perez

love it

Robert O.
Robert O5 years ago

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

Stella Gamboni
Stella Gamboni5 years ago

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

Rebecca S.
Rebecca S5 years ago

thanks, I love the look!.

Kristine Huff
Kristine H5 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 J5 years ago

Thanks !

Terry V.
Terry V5 years ago

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

Sue H.
Sue H5 years ago

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

John B.
John B5 years ago

Thanks for sharing the idea.

Nils Lunde
PlsNoMessage se5 years ago