Floor Lamp for the Shop

This lightweight, height-adjustable pole lamp will instantly illuminate every tool or project in your shop.

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This lightweight, height-adjustable pole lamp will instantly illuminate every tool or project in your shop. You’ll need:

■ A 68-in. piece of 1-1/4-in.-diameter wood closet rod ($8 at a home center)

■ Two 16-in.-long pieces of 2×4

■ Two 4-in.-long pieces of 2×4

■ A clamp light ($3)

Overlap the two long 2x4s to make an X-shaped base, securing it with 3-in.-long screws. Then screw the 4-in. pieces under the upper piece to level the base. With a spade or Forstner bit, drill a hole in the center of the base for the closet rod. Check the diameter of the rod before drilling. If the diameter is between 1-1/8 and 1-1/4 in., use a 1-1/8-in. drill bit and file and sand the hole for a snug fit.

Thanks to Robert Orr for brightening our shops.

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