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Your very own CD tower lamp

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Every once in a while, a project comes along that is really, really worth doing. If you're into unique home lighting effects and are proud to have self-made items adorning their homes, you'll love this one. With a little pressboard, a small shop or auto light, some routing skills and either a stack of old CDs or even a 50-pack of new CD-Rs, you can have a nice lamp for that side or sofa table.

Well, pull out that fluorescent tube-style bulb assembly you may have sitting around (yes, that is the light source) and follow the visual instructions here. Due to the plastic nature of CDs, they are perfect light transmission vehicles for a small tube light in the middle of a tower of CDs. Have an unused or older tube shop light sitting in the garage? It's the perfect light source for this project.

If you have a chance this weekend, this project may be a hit at that New Year's party next Monday night. Heck, make a few of them while you're at it and double the conversations starters next week!


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