Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Lamp

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Project by Randy Price posted 10-25-2008 03:32 PM 11680 views 39 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a lamp I built inspired by a lamp designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It was used in his home Taliesin as well as many other residences he designed. My version is made of walnut with a natural danish oil finish and the shade is made of rice paper applied to a styrene lamp shade material. Most joints in the lamp are splined miter joints.

To learn more about how the lamp was constructed and sources of materials, please visit There you will find a blog about the lamp assembly and a resources page for the source of plans and materials used to build the lamp.


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#1 posted 10-25-2008 03:35 PM

That is quite lovely. How did you get the rice paper to hold its shape in the corners? I have never worked with it.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#2 posted 10-25-2008 03:41 PM

Vewry elegant!

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

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#3 posted 10-25-2008 03:42 PM

That’s one gorgeous lamp, nice work.

-- Chelle

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#4 posted 10-25-2008 06:33 PM

Magnificent! Where did you get the plans?

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#5 posted 10-25-2008 06:55 PM

truly STUNNING…I love it…WELCOME TO LJ’s…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 10-25-2008 07:16 PM

very cool

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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#7 posted 10-25-2008 07:20 PM

Well done! How is the shade attached to the socket?

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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#8 posted 10-25-2008 07:32 PM

Beautiful, I’ve always been a Frank Lloyd Wright fan.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 10-25-2008 07:38 PM

nice lamp wel;l done I would like it inm my home regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 10-25-2008 07:45 PM

Awesome job Randy!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#11 posted 10-25-2008 07:54 PM

Welcome to lumberjocks Randy. I like the design and your craftsmanship is inspired.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#12 posted 10-25-2008 09:50 PM

Very nice!

-- - Ray

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#13 posted 10-25-2008 09:58 PM

FLW done right! Nice job on a classic lamp !


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#14 posted 10-26-2008 04:35 AM

very , very nice indeed : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#15 posted 10-26-2008 05:16 AM

Beautiful work Randy. I just visited your site. You have a nice setup. I had my speakers on and my wife thought we had birds in the house (at 11:15pm!). Thanks for the laugh.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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