Post by scratchmod on Sept 6, 2013 11:20:29 GMT -5
Ian, have you tried a crafts store ? I would think they have wooden plaques and various wood or metal pedestals to mount on it. I know we have craft stores here that sell items that could be make into a base like that. That is what I plan on doing for my Arizona, whenever I find the instructions again to finish the model...lol
Hi Ian!! If you have access to a local hardware store of home good place...there are first, finials (Lamp necks and couplings as well as finials - www.theturnerslampparts.com/lamp-necks-and-couplings.html). These are the small fancy brass connectors that are used on lamps. There is a small threaded rod that has a nut with them. The finials are nice because they are decorative. If you want to go plain, that tiny threaded rod (lamp nipples - www.theturnerslampparts.com/lamp-nipples.html) is great for mounting and can be purchased separately. You can simply slide a brass, aluminum or plastic tube cut to size right over them before you tighten them down to the base. Some times a nice polish make the brass and aluminum awful purdy!! Stick an end in a drill and have at it with a sanding/polishing stick!!