This lamp-table by Thomas Jenkins is actually a pretty idea, though I can see two problems: a short or electrical problem, or dust and fluff caught back there, could actually set that sucker on fire. There’s a reason most lamps aren’t made of particle board. Second, I’m afraid pulling the toggle will wobble the table and spill your water all over the comic book you just put down.
With an LED bulb and a little QA, though, both of these are avoidable. Onward, Tablamp!