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Hang-em-high Pallet Gallows Lamp, Table Lamp

  • 1 pallet

  • easy

  • 1h

  • $10

I built this Pallet Gallows Lamp using pallet stringer boards! My lamp project upcycles pallets and an empty glass jar. The only purchased part is a DIY lamp kit that I found for a significant discount.

Build a magnificent conversation piece while enjoying your toast & jam. Build a Pallet Gallows Lamp!

Tools & Materials Needed

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Dismantle one pallet and set two stringer boards aside. Remove nails from stringer board and sand smooth.
  2. Cut stringer board(s) as follows (and adjust to your preference):
    • Upright = 40cm
    • Horizontal lamp support beam = 30cm
    • Diagonal brace = ~20cm, cut both ends @ 45 degrees
    • Two horizontal base supports = ~15cm
    • Two triangular pieces (or square pieces) for small braces between horizontal base supports
  3. Empty a glass jar of your choice, wash and remove labels. Dry thoroughly. Set glass portion aside until the end of the project. NOTE: Pre-drill all wood pieces to prevent splitting!
  4. Butt-join vertical beam to horizontal lamp support beam using wood glue and screws. Optional: dovetail or mortise/tenon joints.
  5. Align metal lid onto lamp beam, clamp in place. Pre-drill and secure in place with screws.
  6. Drill a center hole in lid all the way through the lamp beam large enough to accommodate lamp assembly kit.
  7. Add diagonal brace, and install with screws & wood glue.
  8. Begin the base assembly for your Pallet Gallows Lamp: Align the two horizontal bases supports triangular braces and "sandwich" the vertical beam. Clamp in place, pre-drill, and secure with screws and glues (or use a carriage bolt).
  9. Screw jar into the lid, install LED light strip into the jar and affix the battery box to the location of your choice. Or, use an A/C light kit to avoid the need for batteries.
  10. Embellish your gallows with a mini platform and ladder, or use a suspended light kit for a "hangman" look. My son wants to paint his black, but a stain or polyurethane finish looks great too!

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Pallet Gallows Lamp cut list. CAD drawing.
Cut list. As an option, use a retro Edison-style hanging lamp kit.
Another view of the Pallet Gallows Lamp.
Another view of the lamp assembly.
Assemble the base for the Pallet Gallows Lamp.
Assemble the base according to the brilliant idea by our crafter!
This Pallet Gallows Lamp upcycles pallet stringer boards and an old jelly jar!
This pallet lamp upcycles the pallet support boards (stringer boards), but use any scrap wood you have around!

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JC Master

Looks like hangin man lamp

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