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Turn an old book into a bedside lamp

My bedroom is the one part of my house that contains very few gadgets. Only iPhone dock and bedside lamp reside in that room, and aside from the overhead light, fan and smoke detector (which come with the room), there are no other electronics. Since I’m surrounded by technology for the rest of my day, I feel the need to minimize the amount in my sleeping quarters. I do keep thinking that I need something a little more interesting for a lamp than the boring one that I’ve had for years.

If you’re looking for a creative new lamp, you might have the base for one sitting on a shelf already. That is, of course, if you’re actually willing to ruin a perfectly good novel to make it. If you don’t mind ripping out the pages, then you could follow this guide and construct a pretty clever lamp. The best part is that it turns on and off with the ease of opening and closing a book. This isn’t a terribly complicated DIY project, as it only requires basic soldering and wood cutting.


  • I have old lamp I'm going to turn into a book.

  • I'll assume for a little light reading…

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