Fallingwater Style Lamps

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Project by WayneC posted 04-09-2007 06:52 AM 3236 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these as a Christmas present for my parents from plans I found in an old woodworking magazine. These are designed after ones made by Frank Lloyd Wright for his Fallingwater house. The shades are made from bookmatched walnut and the base is poplar that has been painted black.

The lamp hardware has a dimming switch so the intensity of the light can be controlled.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#1 posted 04-09-2007 11:50 AM

very nice.. the light must dance across that artwork on the wall.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 04-09-2007 12:39 PM

These are cool. It would have been interesting to see the lighting effect they create. Mike

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#3 posted 04-09-2007 01:41 PM

Nice work Wayne
I would love to go to falling water someday to see that house.
I have always admired Franks work.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#4 posted 04-09-2007 01:57 PM

Very cool lamps, Wayne. I too would have liked to see the lighting effects.

-- Jimmy

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#5 posted 04-09-2007 02:55 PM

Very nice Wayne

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 04-09-2007 03:28 PM

Very nice….I personally am electricaly challenged. In other words, my electrical work is less than acceptable to my standards. These might have to be added long list of pending projects, if I can find some help with the lamp portion :)

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#8 posted 04-09-2007 03:40 PM

Very nice… I love FLW… Stickley is just a little not right for me and I like what architecture and design moved into with FLW’s influence.


-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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#9 posted 04-09-2007 06:25 PM

Awesome! You’ve given me some ideas.
Might try some in “Southwestern” style.

-- They say the best things in New Mexico are at the end of a dirt road, I know I am.

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#10 posted 04-09-2007 07:16 PM

Nice! I’d like to see the lighting effect they create.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 04-09-2007 07:27 PM

Nice stuff, Wayne. Simple and elegant. What is the finish?

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#12 posted 04-10-2007 01:59 AM

I’m a fan of flw tool. Are the shades fairly thin? Jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 04-10-2007 02:11 AM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. The shades are 1/4”. Its an oil finish. I did these 2 christmas ago I forgot the exact finish (antique oil I think). It casts a nice soft against the wall. I belive the light kits were from Lee Valley. It was very simple to set them up. No worries there Greg.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#14 posted 04-10-2007 02:49 AM

Very unique .

-- JohnShackleford,North Carolina

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#15 posted 05-01-2007 05:22 AM

These are great. Very simple yet beautiful.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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