I really like this idea for an office or a library. Convert an old globe into a pendant light! Seems easy enough. Buy a lamp kit at your local hardware store, take apart a globe and drill a larger hole for the light. Put remainder of light together.
I want this in my dining room! Wooden crates DIY diy-for-my-home Love old crates and this idea for using them. I already hang them as decorative shelves to hold some of the "random artifacts" I've collected(Aedan's term for them)