DIY Stacked Wood Lamp: Knock Out Knock Offs No. 1

Last Updated on March 3, 2022

THIS IS AMAZING! Come learn to make your own DIY stacked wood lamp inspired by Anthropologie for only $40! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

Hello friends!  You may remember that this time last year, I participated in the Knock Out Knock Off series with some of my very talented friends {click here to see my projects from last year}!  #knockoutknockoffs  Well, it's that time again this year!  For the next four months, I am participating in the Knock Out Knock Off series with a phenomenal group of talented bloggers.  Each month, we will be bringing you knock off projects from some of your favorite retailers: Anthropologie, Land of Nod, CB2 and Crate and Barrel.   This month, we are tackling projects inspired by Anthropologie.  Buckle your seat belts….you are in for a treat!  BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE PROJECTS FROM MY FRIENDS AT THE END OF THIS POST–THEY ARE AWESOME!  

Knock Out Knock Offs 2015

I don't know about you, but I LOVE Anthropolgie.  Like, I feel it deep in my soul, kind of love.  But I only purchase something from Anthropologie about once a century because everything is out of my budget.  Well, I knew when I saw this lamp that I had to have it, but there was absolutely, positively NO WAY I was going to spend $598 on it–that doesn't even include a lamp shade.  So, I came up with a DIY version–YAY!  Now, check out my version that cost me only $40!  Then read on to learn how to make your very own! This post contains some affiliate links.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

THIS IS AMAZING! Come learn to make your own DIY stacked wood lamp inspired by Anthropologie for only $40! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

Materials Needed for DIY Stacked Wood Lamp

THIS IS AMAZING! Come learn to make your own DIY stacked wood lamp inspired by Anthropologie for only $40! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

DIY Stacked Wood Lamp Tutorial

1) First, you need to drill a hole in the bottom wood slice for the cord to thread through.  Start by drilling a hole through the SIDE of the wood slice; stop drilling once you reach the middle of the wood slice.

THIS IS AMAZING! Come learn to make your own DIY stacked wood lamp inspired by Anthropologie for only $40! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

2) Then, drill a hole in the middle of the TOP of the wood slice so that it meets up with the first hole you drilled.

Then, drill a hole in the middle of the TOP of the wood slice.  

3) Next, thread your lamp cord through the tunnel you have just created.

THIS IS AMAZING! Come learn to make your own DIY stacked wood lamp inspired by Anthropologie for only $40! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

4) For the remaining slices, you just need to drill a hole in the center of them.  Then continue threading them on the lamp cord one at a time.  Add as many slices as you need to achieve your desired lamp height.

THIS IS AMAZING! Come learn to make your own DIY stacked wood lamp inspired by Anthropologie for only $40! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

THIS IS AMAZING! Come learn to make your own DIY stacked wood lamp inspired by Anthropologie for only $40! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

5) Once your have threaded all of your slices onto the cord, put the threaded nipple into place.  You will want to screw it down into the wood slice, leaving about 1/4 inch exposed.  {Note that I wound up removing the washer shown in the photo below–no particular reason why, you can use it if you want!}.

https://designertrapped.com/2015/05/diy-stacked-wood-lamp.html ‎6) After your nipple is screwed into place, attach your lamp parts in the order shown in the photos below {sorry–NO CLUE what to call them}. Screw this collar looking part onto the threaded nipple.

https://designertrapped.com/2015/05/diy-stacked-wood-lamp.html ‎

7) Push the metal and cardboard up on the lamp socket to access the electrical connections.  Connect your wiring, then push the metal and cardboard covering back into place.

https://designertrapped.com/2015/05/diy-stacked-wood-lamp.html ‎

THIS IS AMAZING! Come learn to make your own DIY stacked wood lamp inspired by Anthropologie for only $40! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

8) Pull any excess wire through the bottom of your lamp and then push the lamp socket into place.

THIS IS AMAZING! Come learn to make your own DIY stacked wood lamp inspired by Anthropologie for only $40! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

9) Next, slide your wood slices down toward the plug, around 8 inches or so.  Starting from the top, of your lamp, use wood glue to attach each slice to the slice above it.  Work you way from top to bottom.  Allow the glue to dry.

THIS IS AMAZING! Come learn to make your own DIY stacked wood lamp inspired by Anthropologie for only $40! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

10) The final step is the screw in a bulb and attach your shade.  Depending on the type of lamp shade you have, you will attached either a lamp harp or a Uno lamp shade adapter.

That's it!  Isn't it BEAUTIFUL?!

THIS IS AMAZING! Come learn to make your own DIY stacked wood lamp inspired by Anthropologie for only $40! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

THIS IS AMAZING! Come learn to make your own DIY stacked wood lamp inspired by Anthropologie for only $40! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

THIS IS AMAZING! Come learn to make your own DIY stacked wood lamp inspired by Anthropologie for only $40! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

THIS IS AMAZING! Come learn to make your own DIY stacked wood lamp inspired by Anthropologie for only $40! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

THIS IS AMAZING! Come learn to make your own DIY stacked wood lamp inspired by Anthropologie for only $40! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

If you want to save this project to refer back to later, please pin it or share it on Facebook!

THIS IS AMAZING! Come learn to make your own DIY stacked wood lamp inspired by Anthropologie for only $40! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

Now, before you go, please be sure to check out the other AH-MAZING projects from my friends!  Below the graphic you will find links to all the projects.  Please click on any link to head over to my friends' blogs to check out the full details of their projects!

Inspired DIYs By Anthro

Rustic Modern Wall Hanging by Upcycled Treasures

DIY Jute Wrapped Vanity by The Gathered Home

Geometric Pendant Lamp by Delineate Your Dwelling

Bamboo Knife Block by Bigger Than the Three of Us

Hand Painted Floral Ring Dish by Brave New Home

 

 

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88 Comments

  1. Love this rustic idea. I have a box full of alder rounds drying and waiting to become the border on my bathroom mirror. Maybe a mini lamp for my kitchen counter will be added to the list. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I actually think your lamp looks better than the inspiration lamp! And I never knew you could be wood from Amazon; I think to explore Amazon even more ! Thank you for the inspiration.

  3. I think your lamp looks much nicer than the ridiculously expensive one! Working on a name for you–you know, like the Bloggie Lama and Techminator! LOL

  4. I like your lamp better than the inspiration, just saying. I like the color and shape of your lampshade. Great job!

  5. I LOVE your lamp. And it is super easy to make…Do you know if the birch wood is the only kind that would work for this lamp? I want to make it for my dad’s desk in his office but am afraid the color is too light for him. What do you think?!

  6. Hi Tash,
    Love this lamp,absolutely fabulous. I prefer your version:)
    Thanks so much for sharing this with Turn It Up Tuesday, voted as my favorite and Best on of the Best !

  7. Love your DIY stacked wood lamp / hack. Pinned & shared. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party.

  8. Amazing DIY! Your lamp looks better than the one from Anthropolgie! I just wanted to let you know that you’re being featured at this week’s link party!

  9. You did a great job – I like it better than the original! Thanks for bringing this by Throwback Thursday and Happy New Year~ I’ll be pinning this to our Throwback Thursday board.

  10. How cute is that lamp!! And it cost a fraction of the price PB is selling theirs, well done!
    Thanks for sharing with us at #2usestuesday!

  11. Love this lamp and a great knock off of the original. Great job,
    Thanks for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday,
    Bev

  12. I absolutely adore this lamp project! So much smarter to make your own and so unique as well! I’m featuring your project this weekend on the DIY Sunday Showcase!

  13. Hi, Tasha! Finally! I’ve been looking for a project like this for my master! I am in the process of decorating our blue bedroom (same color as your wall) with birch accents! Do you have another post that shows the finished room!? Loooove your home!
    -Rachel

  14. SO gorgeous! What a fantastic knockoff idea! I definitely like yours better – more rustic and realistic looking! One of these would totally be perfect for my mom’s cabin!

  15. I love the texture of birch logs and your lamp is fabulous! Great job on the tutorial!

  16. I have always loved birch trees. I had one in the front yard of my childhood home. This lamp is awesome.

  17. Amazing! I always see birch wood projects and think, Well, I’d do those too if I lived in an area with birch wood. It never even crossed my mind to simply order them like I do everything else! The lamp really goes nicely with the rest of the room.

  18. This is such a great Idea! you are so BRAVE for taking on a lighting project. I always dread lighting projects….GO YOU!

  19. I love the lamp, love Anthropologie and love this great idea for a knock-off series! Great job!

  20. Tasha, I thought about doing this for the second nightstand lamp in our bedroom because I love me some wood slices. Your lamp turned out beautiful and I love how simple it is to make! Can’t beat saving over $500 either :)

    ~Katie

  21. Tasha!! I love this!! So cool! And your version might be even cuter than Anthro’s!

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