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Roboto Ronin jack stand lamp with VW hubcap shade

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This upcycled table lamp would happily serve motorheads and sci-fi enthusiasts alike. It would work well on a desk, but also on a nightstand or a side table for reading, or as a bright spot on a bar or counter.

It's made from an old jack stand and a vintage Volkswagen hubcap. I repainted the stand in flat black. Then had the hubcap sandblasted to remove the rust and loose plating before painting it a glossy purple outside and matte silver inside. Has a double socket, teeny VW pull chain ornaments, and a stylish chrome acorn nut finial.

Details:
- Matte black bases, 8 inches on a side
- Shade is gloss purple outside and aluminum color inside.* Embossed VW logo on the top. About 11 inches in diameter overall.
- Height is adjustable to 16, 18, or 20 inches.
- Takes two torpedo-shape standard-base bulbs, 40 watts max, since otherwise the shades can get uncomfortably warm. Two bulbs are included.
- Pull-chain on-off switches.
- Cord is about 5 feet long.
- Comes with optional soft plastic feet to protect your tabletop.

*Because the hubcap was in rough shape when I got it, the interior finish retains some texture. The exterior is smooth but not 100% perfect.
This upcycled table lamp would happily serve motorheads and sci-fi enthusiasts alike. It would work well on a desk, but also on a nightstand or a side table for reading, or as a bright spot on a bar or counter.

It's made from an old jack stand and a vintage Volkswagen hubcap. I repainted the stand in flat black. Then had the hubcap sandblasted to remove the rust and loose plating before painting it a glossy purple outside and matte silver inside. Has a double socket, teeny VW pull chain ornaments, and a stylish chrome acorn nut finial.

Details:
- Matte black bases, 8 inches on a side
- Shade is gloss purple outside and aluminum color inside.* Embossed VW logo on the top. About 11 inches in diameter overall.
- Height is adjustable to 16, 18, or 20 inches.
- Takes two torpedo-shape standard-base bulbs, 40 watts max, since otherwise the shades can get uncomfortably warm. Two bulbs are included.
- Pull-chain on-off switches.
- Cord is about 5 feet long.
- Comes with optional soft plastic feet to protect your tabletop.

*Because the hubcap was in rough shape when I got it, the interior finish retains some texture. The exterior is smooth but not 100% perfect.

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Most of my pieces are made from vintage objects on the outside, with new functional parts inside. This means they will show signs of their age, which is part of their appeal, but the works will last for a long time. Unfortunately, photographs can unintentionally either disguise or exaggerate the wear on a piece. I encourage you to take this into consideration when making the decision to buy. If you find you aren't happy with your choice, you have 14 days in which to return it for a refund of the item price, not including shipping.

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Roboto Ronin jack stand lamp with VW hubcap shade

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  • Handmade item
  • Material: Metal
  • Style: Industrial & utility
  • Feedback: 47 reviews
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