DIY Baseball Lamp

In this article, I show you how to make a DIY baseball lamp.  This is a super easy project and the DIY Baseball Lamp is perfect for a nursery or boys room.


The weather is warming up here in South Louisiana (actually, it barely cooled down at all this winter), Mardi Gras is in full swing, and daylight savings time is around the corner.  Most importantly, it’s Baseball season already!  My family and I love the game of baseball, so I decided to build my son a DIY Baseball Lamp.


Materials and Tools I Used



Step 1

Make sure you have all the materials you need for the diy baseball lamp before you get started.  It is quite frustrating to start a project and realize you don’t have the materials you need – trust me, I do it all the time.

Find or cut any piece of wood that is 8″ x  8″ square to be the base of the diy baseball lamp (home plate).  I had a piece of IPE laying around my shop from a previous project that was 9″ x 9″.  You can change the size of home plate as long as you follow these measurement guidelines:  Back of home plate = x.  Each side of home plate = x / 2.  The 2 remaining sides are set at a 45 degree angle until they intersect.  The standard size of home plate is 17″ (Back)  x 8.5″ (straight side) x 12″ (angled sides).


baseball lamp materials for project


Baseball Lamp home plate dimensions

Home Plate Dimensions



Step 2

Trace home plate on your chosen piece of material with a pencil and a combination square.  I chose a scrap piece of IPE.

Next, cut out the plate with a jigsaw or bandsaw.  Remember to always cut outside the lines and trim the remaining material off with a sander.