Suppose you have a wooden block. You drill one hole through for the cable, and then another shallower to put the socket into that holds the lamp. How would you forward to secure the socket. I've watched a couple tutorials and they just loosely put it in there which I think is a bad idea because I want to have it secured.

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    You should show a picture of the socket that you intend to use. That will be key to getting suggestions for securing it in place.
    – Michael Karas
    Jul 23, 2023 at 9:11
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    Have you searches threaded lamp rod?
    – mikes
    Jul 23, 2023 at 10:25
  • How large is this and what kind of socket? One type of basic socket screws onto a piece of threaded pipe which the wire comes in though, and a classic approach for table lamps is just to make the hole in the wood the right size to screw the pipe into...
    – keshlam
    Jul 23, 2023 at 13:46
  • @mikes And how do I secure the lamp rod? Jul 23, 2023 at 13:53
  • @keshlam So you simply make it wide enough that you can barely push the pipe/rod through it? Is this really an acceptable way of securing things; just push it in there? Oh you are thinking of the pipe going into the hole I've sent in the picture, and the bulb being elevated off the ground? I'm thinking of directly placing the bulb on top of the wood. I don't know if we are on the same page anymore. Sorry. Jul 23, 2023 at 13:55

2 Answers 2


If you can find it, a socket like this is what I have used on a ceramic pot turned into a lamp.

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You can also get sockets that have a thread at the bottom (from another lamp)

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  • Wood would have to be threaded for a threaded socket to be used, right? I can't simply brute-foce such a large threading into wood, can I? Jul 23, 2023 at 14:01

Depends on the socket:

  1. glue

  2. screws

  3. some have an internal thread that you can use.


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