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Published on December 22nd, 2010 | by Jules Yap


One legged lamp stand

One leg from a Lack side table

It’s a lamp with a textile electrical cord, hand built from the leg of a LACK side-table.

See more of the textile electrical cord lamp.

~ Charles Crawford,

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22 Responses to One legged lamp stand

  1. Anonymous says:

    @Anders, very good observation. This is an extremely dangerous hack. AFHH.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I gotta say, I like the outlet uncovered. I usually like seeing what people do with light witch and outlet covers, but this is fresh. Without kids, this works with the motif.

  3. Anonymous says:

    i was gonna say make it retractable but it dosent seem to have the best balance

  4. Anonymous says:

    Can someone tell what kind of bulb and cover is that? Or what is going on there?

  5. Samuel says:

    Oh man this is an interesting idea. I wondered about these lack tables what they should be good for after their life – very interesting idea.

  6. Anders says:

    Though this is a beautiful lamp, it is still a risky hack to do. You’re creating a electromagnet. I don’t know where you’re living, but it would be illegal in EU.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I’d be “shocked” if Charles is going to update us on the face situation.

  8. Anonymous says:

    wrapping the extension cord like that can cause it to heat up and maybe Catch Fire…

  9. Anonymous says:

    Actually. To be more convenient, why not just tape a fork to the wall right next to the electric socket? As it is right, now it’s still too safe for kids.

  10. Anonymous says:

    love the black and green! very Memphis

  11. Anonymous says:

    Please,please get a cover for the outlet. 60 cent can save you from electric shock. oh and nice lamp. 8)

  12. Anonymous says:

    Maybe you should get a different cord color. The lime green is a tad bit distracting.

  13. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    Maybe you should mount it on a flat piece of something to keep it from ever tipping.

  14. Charles Crawford says:

    Thanks for the nice comments! I have thought of using magnets at the base, and steel plates to do a wall mount. At the moment, it’s filled with some ball bearings at the base, so it’s about as stable as it can be, I think.

  15. Anonymous says:

    You might want to fix the wall faceplate.

  16. Me says:

    Great concept and design. I like the use of the green cord.

  17. Anonymous says:


  18. Marcova says:

    Very nice information about One legged lamp stand and very attractive lamp……………
    Projector Lamp

  19. very artistic.., the design was so brilliant and fashionable.., its suite to the modern houses today..,

  20. Alyssa says:

    Does it stand up straight? looks like it would get knocked over easily. But its cool!

  21. Adam Snider says:

    Looks cool, but I think it would get knocked over way too often.

  22. Anonymous says:

    excellent – love it!

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