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Project by doitforfun posted 04-21-2014 03:29 AM 1337 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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doitforfun

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#1 posted 04-21-2014 03:35 AM

Almost forgot. Inspiration came from Anforte1: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/100052

Also, I don’t know why my photos don’t come out in portrait mode. I’m posting from my phone.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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Eric in Florida.

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#2 posted 04-21-2014 04:35 AM

Re-post it when it’s finished.
I’d like to see how it looks.
The design is great.
Make sure to turn it right side up in the finished photo.
Good job.

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#3 posted 04-21-2014 05:10 AM

cool,I really like it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 04-21-2014 09:51 AM

Interesting design concept.

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doitforfun

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#5 posted 04-21-2014 10:09 AM

It’s not very functional as a lamp. I guess there’s a very good reason anforte1 left 2 sides off his. LOL. Still looks nice.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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#6 posted 04-21-2014 11:02 AM

I think it looks great. You’ve got me thinking of doing something similar myself.

-- if you can't find me, just follow the extension cord

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#7 posted 04-21-2014 12:47 PM

Brian, that’s an awesome lamp! I love the idea of raising the sawblade to make interesting openings.

Nice work!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#8 posted 04-21-2014 06:17 PM

Very cool

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 04-21-2014 07:15 PM

I can see these built for outdoor use and built into the railing of a deck…just have one panel that can be removed to replace bulb when needed. Very nice

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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doitforfun

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#10 posted 04-21-2014 11:06 PM

Larry, that’s a great idea. I guess teak or cedar would be best.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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Hawaiilad

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#11 posted 04-21-2014 11:54 PM

Yea I agree, either of those woods would be best for outside…or the composit material

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#12 posted 04-21-2014 11:58 PM

Nice project Brian… I too like Larry’s idea of incorporating it into deck posts. I feel a project brewing! (-:

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#13 posted 04-22-2014 12:30 AM

Well, that’s a nice lamp—will lend some nice ambiance to the room!

-- Dean

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