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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 http://modernhomage.blogspot.com/. 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.

-- http://www.plankandplane.com





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ChicoWoodnut

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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 http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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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 http://artsgranddaughter.blogspot.com

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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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kewald

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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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Dick, & Barb Cain

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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. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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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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Les Hastings

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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 !

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/tpursell?ref=si_shop

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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 ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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