Using larger wood scrap for bottom of lamp, hollow out an area for your threaded pipe/washer and nut to sit flush and a narrow channel for your cord. This will allow your lamp to sit level. You're ready to start stacking over your threaded pipe. We used a total of 19 boards for this particular lamp. Turn and style boards as desired.
Step 4: Conduit over Remaining Rod
There will be a portion of the threaded rod still exposed. You need to leave room between the base and the socket/lamp shade, so don't stack your boards all the way to the end of the rod. Cover the threaded rod with your conduit that's cut to 5 1/2" long and wire.