|Project by doitforfun||posted 04-21-2014 03:29 AM||1316 views||10 times favorited||13 comments|
I made a table lamp. It was made from oak 1×6s that were scraps from another project. I resawed the 1bys in half and glued them together to make panels. Then I cut slots in them on the table saw. I made the through cuts by raising the blade up into the wood. Then I mitred the edges and glued the panels together to make the shade. The base is just a square that has a lamp cord and light socket connected. The shade is not connected to the base to make it easy to change the light bulb. Then I added some molding pieces I picked up at home depot.
I almost lost the thing when it fell off my table saw – twice! I thought for sure it was a goner. It’s pretty fragile because it was very difficult to assemble these mitred panels. I was unable to clamp it together so it was assembled with hand pressure and a lot of patience. I posted my assembly problems in the forum and got some great advice for next time.
It still needs a final sand and finishing but I think it came out nice. Thanks for looking.
-- Brian in Wantagh, NY