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!