So Kate Pruitt might not be one of the guys but she can do more with her hands than most guys can so we have to give her some props. We also need to give her a nod on Gadgets 4 Guys because she was able to put together a gadget that was something we felt the need to brag on her for. A constant struggle is to find a floor lamp that is cool, modern, and AFFORDABLE (which is few and far between). So Kate Pruitt decided to create a DIY project on her website (see the link below) that will create a Copper Tree Branch Lamp. The story of how this came about was pretty cool because she was actually hoping her landlord would remove some branches outside of her window which he did after she begged him for a bit.
So she had all of these great branches that could either go to a complete waste or be turned into a great DIY project. She managed to find a great base for the lamp and then put a finish on the branch that will make last a lifetime. After finding the right branch that naturally draped over (like a lamp) she made some certain cuts and attachments (using the copper pipe to be the holder for the light bulb) and voila! a pretty cool DIY lamp was born.
There is a choice that needs to be made with the Copper Tree Branch lamp that you will need to decide. Is your decor (yeah, we said decor) rustic? Because you should be just fine with using the lamp. If you have a modern area that the lamp will be going into (stainless steel, brushed aluminum, dark colors) you might want to consider doing something cool like painting the branch black or silver (even white). The DIY Tree Branch Lamp is an awesome product which recycles old tree branches and creates a very cool look to any area.