Japanese Lanterns....

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Project by indplswoodworking posted 12-02-2014 11:32 AM 1866 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made several Japanese lanterns to be placed strategically throughout my home last month. My daughter helped me with the construction of the lanterns. Although a very simple project it took about 3-4 weekends to complete. For the lighting I utilized some surplus cabinet pucks and I will utilize a timer to set the on and off time. I have also made a Japanese inspired clock so I am slowly creating a collection. The lantern was created with walnut lumber harvested locally from Indiana. Great project and a fun build. Aprx size is 12×12 and utilized rice paper for the shades.


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#1 posted 12-02-2014 04:30 PM

Awesome congrats on the new boss of the shop. :>)

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 12-02-2014 07:45 PM

Those are pretty cool! Where did you get the rice paper?

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#3 posted 12-02-2014 09:22 PM

Love Japanese Lanterns especially with the Rice Paper Shades. Nice Work!

-- I Take My Kids Everywhere! The Problem Is, They Keep Finding Their Way Back Home! (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#4 posted 12-02-2014 11:12 PM

Beautiful Japanese Lanterns. When Grand kids come they always want to go to the shop. Great way to share time with them.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#5 posted 12-03-2014 01:09 AM

Great looking Japanese lamps! (I, too, would like to know where you got the rice paper!)

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 12-04-2014 02:14 AM

The rice paper is available from and also from hobby lobby. Thanks for all your great feedback.


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