Build a Copy of an Expensive Designer Floor Lamp Yourself – Fun Money Saving DIY

Spruce up any living area with a diy Wooden Floor Lamp. Here is what we did. We found an expensive lamp online and decided to build the same one ourselves. The lamp we chose was $400 dollars online. We built ours for around $80 dollars. The wood can be found at any home improvement store along with all the pieces for the lighting of the lamp.

stilt modern floor lampThis is the lamp we found online for $400.
Here is how it is explained on the website – “Traditional woodworking joinery takes on a different light when slender walnut legs pirouette open to form one well-poised base.
A crisp white linen shade and red cloth-covered cord complete the trifecta of goodness.”

build a designer floor lamp from wood yourself _2We cut the wood to size and then glued it with vises holding it in place.
The wood we chose is called Wormy soft maple.

build a designer floor lamp from wood yourself _1The base is now ready to be put together.

build a designer floor lamp from wood yourself _3We stained the wood with a walnut wood stain.

build a designer floor lamp from wood yourself _4Here is the finished product with the lamp shade that looks just like the one online.

Stilt Floor LampDesigner Wooden Floor Lamp Dimensions.

7 thoughts on “Build a Copy of an Expensive Designer Floor Lamp Yourself – Fun Money Saving DIY”

  1. Hi. Would you be able to provide the dimensions of the legs in this project? Are you using 2×2’s? Thanks!

  2. Guys this is awesome…sadly, the instructions are not! Can you give more instructions about drilling the hole for the cord and how long your pieces were? Also how you installed the light kit? Thank you!

  3. I love it so much. Please give more details on the dimension of the legs and how to attache them.
    Thank you very much.

  4. Decent visual design, but suffers from the hideous cord – even for $400. If you have good woodworking skills your plan should be to run the cord up through one of the legs. If might mean some redesign in how one or all are constructed, but the result could be quite remarkable.

  5. Hi,

    I was using a 3′ square dowel (1.25 diameter) but it was a little short for what I need. I’m thinking of bumping it up to around 4.5′ to 5′ and probably a thicker dowel size.


  6. DIY Project Help Tips

    Hi Glenn,
    The angle of the legs will vary depending on the overall height of your lamp. Let us know the height of your lamp and we can guide you from there. Feel free to send pictures of your project to info (at)

  7. Hi,

    I’m also trying to build this lamp but having trouble with the angle of the legs.

    What angle did you cut the legs?


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