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Project by grizzman posted 09-28-2014 07:45 PM 1442 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well, this is a story of need for light and using a cool piece of walnut to accomplish it, i made a strange lamp for the side of my bed, i had a light bar with a toggle switch and i needed that, my old lamp dies on me and it had a toggle switch i had attached to my headboard, the part of the headboard i have is a cedar log next to me and i attached the toggle switch right where my hand could reach, so i made this lamp, i had a cool piece of walnut that actually looked like a tree to me, so i made the small end pieces to hold the bar in place and there ya go, a walnut tree light…it is very bright, and the light that comes from the side is all i need to be able to read at night…i’ve had this light bar for some time without a use for it…but now i do, and its a great light that blends in with my wood filled bedroom…thanks for any comments…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']





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Lenny

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#1 posted 09-28-2014 07:50 PM

Well how unique is that? Very creative and, of course, functional. That’s such a colorful piece of walnut. well done buddy!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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OldWrangler

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#2 posted 09-28-2014 07:56 PM

Nicely done.

Glad to see you are back in the shop. Hope this means you are feeling better.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#3 posted 09-28-2014 07:56 PM

Unique, beautiful and useful. It doesn’t get better than that Bob!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 09-28-2014 08:00 PM

Bob, definitely outside the lamp box! Nice grain in walnut.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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patron

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#5 posted 09-28-2014 08:50 PM

great use for the light bar grizz

up to your standards
in beauty and innovation

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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longgone

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#6 posted 09-28-2014 08:54 PM

Sort of like one of those scrap pieces of cutoff wood that has been in the shop forever until one day the perfect use for it comes around. Very nice…

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 09-28-2014 08:58 PM

I like the way it turned out.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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jaykaypur

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#8 posted 09-28-2014 09:02 PM

necessity is the mother of invention! Nice job all the way around on this!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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lew

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#9 posted 09-28-2014 11:04 PM

Love those LED light bars. Great Job, Bob!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 09-29-2014 12:40 AM

Cool design that fits well with your other woods.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 09-29-2014 12:41 AM

What an imagination! Good for you using what you have.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#12 posted 09-29-2014 02:32 AM

Pretty wood Grizz, neat idea.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#13 posted 09-29-2014 04:00 AM

Cool. Very unique. I like the way you think and design!!.......................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 09-29-2014 12:27 PM

Let there be light and so Grizz made it so, you made a very nice piece of furniture.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#15 posted 09-29-2014 02:06 PM

nice light

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