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When it comes to upcycle or repurposing projects, this drum table lamp was a pretty straight forward transformation. You only need a couple of power tools for this project. A jig saw, which is one of the least intimidating and inexpensive saws out there, as well as a drill and a hole saw bit.
You may have seen our previous drum upcycle. It was a small tom made into a table/lamp. We liked that one so much that when we saw this drum on the curb on trash day, we knew we had to rescue it!
The drum we used is a floor tom, which means it already has legs. Because of this we didn't have to build something for it to stand on. That step alone eliminated a lot of work and need for additional power tools.
The cord set board was put into place. It fits so snug that no additional nailing was needed. We put the socket into place. Note: we put this board into place after reattaching all the hardware. We would suggest putting the board into place BEFORE attaching the hardware. Also, we had to do a little touch up to the gold paint after putting the board into place.
This floor "tom" has gone from literally sitting on the curb as garbage to a really unique end table! It has found its perfect "second time around" home at Steph's house. It's a fun addition to her living room. Bonus, with the glass removed, it can still be played as a drum!
We will be on the lookout for more drums to upcycle! How would you upcycle or repurpose an old drum? Would you leave the plastic coating or go with the natural wood?
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7/28/2018 03:05:36 pm
That does look fantastic. Coming from the Decor Art Facebook page.
4/4/2019 11:35:01 am
That is so cool.
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8/12/2020 08:28:34 am
Hi Robert- We put little clear rubber discs on the bottom of the glass, where it sits on the top of the drum. It is not permanently attached in anyway, as we found these discs keep it pretty secure. This has been in my living room since we made it, and have had no issues. But if you have kids or rough pets, you might want to attach it differently. Hope that helps! This is close to the discs we used: https://amzn.to/2Fl56W9
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