It happened during a theater pit job, I was schlepping 4 instruments and we had precious little real estate to plant the instruments. I returned from a break to find my soprano sax laying on the ground. I was devastated. And the tech told me it would cost more to repair the instrument than it was worth.
So I asked my very handy wife if she could make a lamp out of it. She loves crafts and researched the project. It took her longer to gather the materials than it did to build this beautiful lamp.
First she bought a lamp kit from a local craft store. That included the socket and cord. Then she made the base in her shop. That made the unit functional. She then looked for a lamp shade that would work in my office/library. One it was together I took some pictures to celebrate the finished product. My granddaughter, Amber, loves it. And it has turned out to generate more conversations than I would have imagined. There are so many people would want to make one of these and are actually quite please to discover that it isn’t that hard to accomplish.
In a society that generates so much trash, it can be nice to fine a way to use material that would otherwise go to the landfill.