I admit that I’d rather buy the things I need than to do them myself, especially if I am talking about things that look better when they are bought from the store and I can only imitate the original stuff. Well, if you are creative enough and you have some skills, you could make some wonderful work though. The best example is this amazing SMP lamp that was made by the designer Sergio Mendoza from actual scratch. So you can do what he did and take all kinds of bits of wood that remained from other woodwork and combine them into an unusual, but creative lamp shade. The support can also be made of wood, this time a harder kind of wood with a rectangular shape.
The idea was given by the many wooden crates that were burnt after being used for delivering fruit, so Sergio Mendoza thought he would find a proper use for them and maybe for other unconventional and recyclable materials, too.