• An in-expensive single rod lamp
  • Second hand books equaling height of lamp
  • Screw Driver
  • Drill


  • Mark each book on the cover in the same location.
  • Drill thru each book separately using a bit slightly larger than the rod of -the lamp.
  • Remove the shade and socket from the lamp.
  • Slide books over rod and down to base, repeat with all books.
  • Re-connect socket to lamp.
  • Add Shade.

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