In this video I show you how to make a DIY Industrial (Steampunk) style light fixture/pipe lamp. Using black pipe is an easy and flexible way to get an industrial look and can be built with minimal tools and in whatever design style you wish.

Patreon Exec. Producer: Pat Massey
Patreon Producer: Ray Massey


Sentinalh says:

I am having no luck finding 1″ – 1/2″ couplers or 3/4″ – 1/2″ tees at any hardware stores nearby.

rossatron009 says:

love this light fitting. is the frame work earthed?

Mr. Fix It says:

Thanks so much for watching this video! Don’t forget to go over and check out the Piano Bar video on the Carhartt channel and leave a comment letting them know I sent you!

garudateams says:

I will make this and gift it! Awesome!

Ryan Waterson says:

A GOOD WAY TO BURN A HOUSE DOWN! not so mention shock hazard! You should use a MINIMUM 14 AWG (American Wire Gauge) wire according to the NEC (National Electrical Code) per a 15amp circuit which is a standard lighting circuit in all homes. Or use a 12 AWG wire if it is a 20 amp circuit. 18 gauge wire is way too small and WILL overheat which will cause a short which is another huge concern since you do not have a grounding wire grounded and ungrounded pipe. You should really consult an electrician or at least have a BASIC understanding of electrical before posting videos like this. a good way to burn peoples houses down and or SHOCK!

Jim OBrien says:

Great video…Thanks for posting.

NewUnderTheSun says:

Nice job but I don’t see where the cost adds up to over a hundred bucks.

Bullochman says:

Holy crap; this is the BEST instructional video bro!! Thank you so much for creating something quality here! It really helps out

Dale Richmond says:


TheKikisquid says:

That is really cool!

Bruce A. Ulrich says:

That thing is really cool. Thanks for the plain explanation of the wiring.

Ton Demmers says:

looks great and very decorative.

Wendys Wohnzimmer says:

Great project! I did a simple version of this industrial pipe lamp on my channel 🙂

cpfolds says:

Just ordered all the pipe parts and made a trip to the big orange box store for the other items. Yes the light bulbs are expensive but it’s going to look awesome.

Raymond Massey says:

Great looking lamp!

Dane Boe says:

Very cool! Dig the look of the end result!

Chris McDowell | CMR Woodworks says:

Very cool!

Ryan Grondin says:

Lovely video!

Ozzie P says:

this is great! i really want to make some of these for myself. i love the look but i was skeptical of the wiring. thank you! im going to try it!

Ben Carr says:

Where can I get the parts from???

MinerMinesMC says:

That was an awesome video! I normally don’t watch these types of videos, but this was something that really interested me! (Btw it is Matthew) 🙂

Sentinalh says:

This is really cool. It would be even cooler if you hacked together a water valve into a light switch for it.

Nick Ferchau says:

not using an equipment ground wire on a metal pipe light fixture is a good way to get someone shocked if the wires do end up shorting out.

Carhartt says:

This industrial light fixture sets the piano bar off. Great project and video!

MamboTek says:

Great work. I really like the industrial/steampunk look….

Matthew Cremona says:


Sabine SmartyJones says:

Big, heavy duty, industrial looking – pipes and vintage bulbs =Awesome!
The wimpy, annoying, thru-cord rolling on/off lamp switch = wahn, wahn, wahn. 🙁
Is there a way to use a heavier toggle-type thru cord switch.
Can’t stand those rolling clicky types.

Born Again In Jesus says:

Waow! That was really awesome!!

Making it Matters says:

Awesome lamp – nicely done

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MrHandwerk says:

Hey a great lamp you have built there. I like it very much. Greetings MrHandwerk

redwood1957 says:

Looks great,you should speak to an electrician about grounding your pipes or conduits. As it stands you could have a a hot to ground (your pipes) with a shock potential

Josh Madden says:

What type of 18 gauge wire do you use from the socket to the splice? I used lamp and there isn’t much room. I have automotive wire, but i didn’t know what you thought was cheapest and best.
Great video! I love the fixture from your plan!

Mike Lisboa says:

This was a great work , I’m gonna try to do one, but normally everything I do turns in a disaster but even so I’m gonna do, fooling your instructions should be easier…I hope
Like a lot you channel …SUBSCRIBED

Ben Richardson says:

No earth?

M33liss Unknown says:

Thank you

pgtrob says:

Hey Mr. Fix it. Nice lamp! I just built my own table pipe lamp. I bought all of the black iron pipe fittings & piping from Lowes and it was pretty expensive. Do you know where to find cheaper prices on black piping and fittings? I saw someone said Zoro in the comment section but it was only 10 cents cheaper than Lowes for some of the fittings. Any ideas?

cpfolds says:

By the way the best prices I’ve found on the pipe is by a company called Zoro, they have a line called VALUE BRAND. Very reasonable.

Tim May says:

Thanks this helped me get my wiring correct for my sidetable-lamp project.

Peter C says:

money, just money

José Luis Alonso says:

The hole world use the metrical system and you anglos still using the inches.

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