When we made the table from this post. We had 4 pairs of pipe that we couldn't get apart, and therefore, couldn't use or return. They have been riding around in my trunk for a few months now while we decided what to do with them. I wanted them to become lamps, so I used some lamp cord sets we got on our IKEA trip. I fed the cord through one of the pairs, then another. Next, I screwed the two pairs together and clipped a plastic holder on the cord against the end of the pipe to hold it into place. Here's how it turned out:
It was a pretty simple, quick project and I really like the look. I still need to create something for the shade. I've got a few ideas, but haven't worked them out yet. Any suggestions?