How to Make an Edison Lamp using Copper Pipes

Learn how to make an Edison lamp using copper pipe. This DIY desk light looks industrial and is really easy to make.

If you didn’t know it yet, I kinda have a thing for copper pipe. I feel like a kid cutting pipe and piecing them together to actually form something.

This simple pipe desk light is one of my favorite projects I’ve made and I realized I never shared it on here since it was included in my book.

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Image of a DIY Edison lamp using copper pipes


Different pipes cut into sizes for edison lamp.


1. Cut

Cut all straight pipe lengths.

You need:

  • 1 – 1”
  • 1 – 2”
  • 2 – 3”
  • 1 – 4”

2. Connect

Feed light cord through pipe starting with the piece closest to the bulb socket.

3. Test

Dry fit it all together feeding the cord through as you go.

4. Glue

Mix the 2-part quick-set epoxy in a disposable container. Quickly secure all pipe together to create the lamp with the cord fed through the pipes

5. Dry

Let sit overnight to set.

6. Paint

Spray paint a few light coats once the glue is all dry and then you’re good to go!

That’s it! I love how my Edison desk lamp using copper pipes turned out. It can be placed on your office desk or even your bedroom side table.

Full image of a finished DIY Edison lamp using copper pipes

Close up image of DIY Edison lamp using copper pipes

Are you excited to make your own this Edison lamp? I would love to see your finished product!

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