I created this lamp for a crafty challenge on another site, but it was something that I've been puzzling out for a while.
I'm not sure how true this is, but it is possible that x-rays emit fumes that can be hazardous to your health. It might have something to do with the composition of the film paper. MRI, CT, X-rays are all printed on same paper and may contain trace amounts of silver which can be dangerous to touch as well, but that could just be in large amounts. So don't go licking the films.
If you are wary of such things, then don't make this lamp!!
The total time it takes to do this project does not include the overnight drying time of the glue and paint.
• 4 Wooden frames (got mine at the dollar store)
• 2 3/8" square wooden dowels, cut into pieces to match the length of the longest side of the frame (mine were about 12" long)
• 4 3/8" eye hooks
• 1 Bottle Lamp Kit (hardware store trip!!)
• 1 Finial
• 1 8" lamp harp
• Wood glue
• Wire (I used wire that my dad had on hand, not sure what type or size)