Wood lamps are classic and modern at the same time! Learn how to make a wood lamp that fits perfectly with your decor using one of these 25+ ideas.
I recently put a reservation down on a new home. It’s crazy! We took a quick trip out the Pacific Northwest to look at homes and a neighborhood just happened to float our boat . . . so we put money down for the reservation.
It was a little scary to make such a commitment, but I will admit I got excited about one thing: decorating!
I’m going to go for a very modern feel in my new home, and one thing I want to incorporate are some lamps. Some cool wood lamps.
And I’m looking forward to building them myself! I figure I’ll save a little cash AND get the exact thing I want by doing it myself. Do you want to make your own DIY wooden lamp?
Check out the list below and let me know which lamp design is your favorite in the comments. There are some pretty cool options!
DIY Wood Lamps
Get a little inspiration from these 25+ ideas - make the DIY wood lamp of your dreams with these fantastic tutorials!
Wooden Cube Lamp
This cube lamp can be placed on an angle (as shown) or flat on one side. Either way it looks amazing. Wouldn't this look great with Edison light bulbs?
Elisha found a lamp she loved at World Market and she was inspired to make one of her own. After some trial and error, she made this geometric lamp that fits in the room perfectly!
Tripod Floor Lamp
This lamp was made completely from scratch! Don't worry, Manda has provided detailed instructions that are easy to follow. I love the natural wood of the base.
Sawhorse Pipe Lamp
Donna takes you step by step through making these sawhorse pipe lamps topped with chalkboard shades. I love the look of these and how she decided to make them!
Modern Rustic Wood Lamp
Katie created this lamp on her nightstand using salvaged wood. A little paint and a modern looking shade and it looks great!
Reclaimed Wood Lamp with Himmeli Shade
I am in love with the shade on this wood lamp. Can you believe that this was made with a piece of 4" by 4" and coffee stirrers?
Upcycle a stool by wiring it for lighting! A simple glass dome shade over a bulb and you get a fun lamp that is a conversation piece!
Minimal Wood Lamp
Kimberly was inspired by a lamp she saw on Pinterest and decided she could make it on her own. I love the minimalist look of this lamp with the bare bulb.
West Elm Inspired Tripod Floor Lamp
The West Elm lamp that inspired this DIY floor lamp cost $249. This version? Only $40! I think it turned out amazing.
Modern Square Table Lamp
Can you believe it only cost Jenn $9 to make this lamp? She built both the base and the shade because square shades can be expensive.
Minimal Frame Pendant Lamp
Amaryllis found inspiration sconces on Pinterest and decided to make pendant lights with the same look for her entryway. This is so creative!
Modern Birch Table Lamp
This modern lamp adds a bit of a rustic touch with the birch bark on the lamp base. A great way to add a natural element in any room!
Industrial Wood Lamp
An exposed bulb wood lamp gives you an industrial-look. I love the jute wrapped cord; such a great way to disguise the cord.
Surveyor Tripod Floor Lamp
Sarah purchased this awesome surveyor's tripod and knew she wanted to create a floor lamp from it. This really looks like you could find it in a high end store!
Balsa Wood Lamp Shade
This lamp is a bit different from the others on the list. The DIY project is the lamp shade made from overlapping strips of thin balsa wood. So cool!
IKEA MICKE Desk Lamp
Chris had a MICKE desk from IKEA and she needed some lighting for it. The desk has a hole for cords to go through. Instead she found a branch to put on an angle through the hole and attached an IKEA RANARP lamp to it.
This DIY light fixture is kind of like the industrial light up above, but with the additions of a vintage pulley and shade.
Modern Faux Stump Lamp
Rachel made this wood stump-like lamp from a vase she found at Target. It even had holes for the cord!
Wood Design Lamp
Can you believe that this lamp is made with wooden splints and a plastic placemat? Such a fun idea with a really modern design!
This is such an easy project! A wood crate becomes a shelf and then add a basic lamp kit to make it a sconce.
This is a great IKEA hack that gets you a faux driftwood look and you don't need to build a whole new lamp! Everything was purchased at IKEA—the lamp base, shade and decorative dried willow.
Chicken Wire Pendant
Wood embroidery hoops and chicken wire come together to make a cool rustic light! Just because it is a laundry room doesn't mean it can't have some style.
Pallet Wood Lamp
Create a fun task lighting lamp using pallet wood and a tin can! You could use it in your workshop, garage or even in our home.
Stacked Wood Lamp
Create an Anthropologie inspired stacked wood lamp for only $40. That is $558 less than the original! Love it.
Wood in Concrete Lamp
Although there is only a small amount of wood in this desk lamp, it really is the star of the show. Create a mold and make one of these wood in concrete lamps for yourself!
Wood and Mason Jar Solar Lamp
Grab your power tools and a mason jar to make this really nice lantern that is powered by the sun! The secret is mercury glass spray.
Tripod Floor Lamp
This tripod floor lamp was made using found driftwood branches. This works perfectly in a beach house or cabin.
Which DIY lamp is your fave? Let me know! I’d also love for you to check out these other ideas:
Tuesday 8th of November 2016
Thanks for sharing this beautiful collection. A lot of creative decor ideas here, I can’t even choose my most favorite one. Btw, stay gorgeous and healthy !!
Wednesday 5th of October 2016
I've checked your first 10 recommendations. By far, my favorite one is number 7 (Tapered X Lamp from pneumaticaddict.com). Others are very creative and lovely as well. Thank you for sharing, Amy.
Thursday 29th of September 2016
Thank you for the feature Amy! So many great lamp ideas :-) we feel super honored to be included. Best wishes, Annika