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Quiz: Could you build your own lamp?
by Staff
Ever wonder how you could make your own lamp to suit your lighting and decor needs? Wonder no more. Making your own lamp isn't as hard as you think! Shed some light on the subject by taking our quiz.

What can you use as the container part of the lamp?

  • any household item
  • terracotta jars
  • anything made of glass

How long does building a basic lamp take?

  • 15 to 30 minutes
  • two hours
  • all day

What tools do you need to build your own lamp?

  • screwdriver and hammer
  • pliers and hammer
  • pliers, screwdriver, wire cutter

Why should you put sand in your lamp container?

  • to keep water out
  • to keep bugs out
  • for weight

What kind of electrical kit do you need to build your lamp?

  • a wire kit
  • one that fits the container you're using
  • a transformer light kit

What is a lamp harp?

  • a tiny motor to make the lamp rotate
  • another word for light bulb
  • a screw-on wire attachment

What is the purpose of the wire stoppers in a lamp kit?

  • to secure the light bulb
  • to secure the lamp base
  • to secure electrical wires

What is a locknut?

  • a thick screw at the base of lamp
  • a bolt that locks the electrical wires in place
  • a nut that screws onto a threaded bolt to lock it in place

What is the purpose of a candy cane lamp?

  • Christmas decoration
  • reading
  • outdoor patios

How long does it take to make a stovepipe lamp?

  • one to two hours
  • three to four hours
  • five to six hours

How long can you make your stovepipe lamp?

  • any desired shape and length
  • 5 feet (1.5 meters)
  • 8 feet (2.4 meters)

How much lamp cord do you need for a 4.5-foot (1.35 meters)-tall stovepipe lamp?

  • 6 feet (1.8 meters)
  • 12 feet (3.6 meters)
  • 18 feet (5.4 meters)

What should you use to weigh down your stovepipe lamp?

  • sand
  • bricks
  • marbles

Why do you need to drill two holes at the base of a stovepipe lamp?

  • for light dispersion
  • for ventilation
  • for the light switch and lamp cord

What kind of paint should you use for your stovepipe lamp?

  • spray paint
  • acrylic paint
  • oil paint

Why would you drill three small holes toward the top of your stovepipe lamp?

  • for electrical wires
  • for ventilation
  • for light dispersion

How long does it take to make a lampshade cover?

  • one hour
  • two hours
  • three hours

What kind of fabric should you choose if you want to make your own lampshade cover?

  • upholstery fabric
  • only linen/cotton blends
  • lightweight fabric

How much fabric should you buy for your lampshade covering?

  • 1 yard (0.91 meters)
  • 2 yards (1.8 meters)
  • 3 yards (2.7 meters)

How much elastic do you need to buy for your lampshade covering?

  • 1 yard (0.91 meters)
  • 2 yards (1.8 meters)
  • 3 yards (2.7 meters)