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
- Make a Lamp Kit
- All Thread Lamp Pipe Kit
- Irwin Combination Square
- Band Saw
- Jig saw can be used in lieu of band saw
- 4 new or used baseballs
- I’m a baseball coach so I had plenty of these laying around.
- Disc Sander
- Palm or orbital sander can be used in lieu of disc sander
- Digital Caliper
- Any caliper can be used in lieu of digital caliper
- Drill Press
- A regular Drill can be used in lieu of drill press
- Drill Press Vise 4″
- Any clamp can be used in lieu of drill press
- Orbital Sander
- Darbin Orvar Linseed/Beeswax
- Variable Speed Compact Router
- Hot Glue Gun
- Lamp Shade
- Any shade will do – I used the one I from the original lamp.
- 8″ (length) x 8″ (width) x 1″ (thickness) quare piece of wood
- I used a piece of scrap IPE in my shop.
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).
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.