You can follow the link above for detailed instructions, but here we are working on it.
We took a stack of classic hardcover novels plus a couple of our favorite books (I snuck a Nancy Drew in there and I think Brennan added Wizard of Oz.)
Brennan had to clamp the books down and drill a hole through them.
We bought a lamp kit at Lowe's and stuck the pipe through the books. Brennan had to try several drill bits and screws before he found the right fit. He screwed each book into the one below.
I cut out some pages in the bottom book so the chord would have somewhere to go.
Yup, I contributed!
And, as Theo would say, Ta Da! A new lamp for Adam's desk!