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Project by oldstarter posted 01-03-2015 06:20 PM 1189 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having just finished raising and part boarding my loft and not enjoying it. due to it being covered in fibreglass. I decided I would make something for myself.
I used an old oak leaf from a drop leaf table, 4 pieces of coloured glass that my brother gave me and and a piece of ebony that he also supplied. On completing the project my wife on seeing it for the first time said “That’s lovely”..............”What is it”....... Hahaaa! You can’t win them all.
Anyway I had no plans so just used the glass as a starting point and made it up from there. Drew the shapes I needed directly onto the wood until I got what I wanted.
I Particularly enjoyed doing the inlay which I’ve never done before and also decided to add some semi-precious turquoise stone to help with the ‘arts and crafts’ effect I was trying to achieve. ground it down with a small rotary thing put into my electric hand drill, which took it down quite fast but ended up touching the wood which I had already finished and having to re-sand the two side panels, (some valuable lessons learned there) Really struggled with the finishing, I love to see the wood come to life with the first coat, but couldn’t quite achieve a really good finish, I’m going to try lacquer next see how I go with that.
Strangely I felt a bit guilty making something for myself, but my wife didn’t mind as she prefers the lamp that I discarded to the one she had anyway.
Thanks for looking, my last project never achieved a single comment, I think I’m going downhill lol.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)





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#1 posted 01-03-2015 08:42 PM

ALL LIT UP.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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#2 posted 01-03-2015 10:05 PM

Looks good. Im fond of projects containing stained glass.

I have an idea for a set of nightstands that also require some stained glass with backlights, but I lack the knowledge and materials for colouring my own.
I had planned to just get som glasspaint and apply it to the backside of my glass. Anyone have experiences about that?

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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#3 posted 01-03-2015 10:22 PM

Thanks Sheisserick, here’s a link to glass paints and pens not sure if it’ll work or be anygood to you as I live in England.
There is a ‘How to’ guide on the site.
https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CEAQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hobbycraft.co.uk%2Fhobbies%2Fglass-and-ceramic-painting%2Fglass-paint&ei=vWqoVN62Hs70aNjpgtAH&usg=AFQjCNGAWzZR3BumUWaW16eOoPqiC3dZdA&sig2=cWJx3GVpQ2YzT7CgZkXiiQ

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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#4 posted 01-04-2015 12:19 AM

Dave, don’t sell yourself short. I think the design is great and the finish looks to be glass smooth. I’ really glad you posted the pic showing the lights. Well done!

-- Art

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#5 posted 01-04-2015 08:17 AM

Thank you very much Art. Especially your comment about the design as It’s my first attempt at making something
of my own.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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#6 posted 01-06-2015 03:22 AM

I love it. Very beautiful piece.

-- tel

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#7 posted 01-07-2015 12:27 AM

Thanks Tel I appreciate your comment.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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#8 posted 11-15-2016 04:17 PM

That’s a beautiful lamp! You did a great creative job on it.

I’ve always been fond of Arts & Crafts style. I’ve been thinking about building a floor lamp to replace the cheap store bought one we have in our home office. I don’t want to build a typical lamp but rather something unique. You’ve given me some inspiration with this one.

Thanks for sharing your project. I hope you get many years of enjoyment from the lamp.

Cheers!

-- "The Noblest Art is that of making others happy." ~ P.T. Barnum

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#9 posted 12-09-2016 07:53 PM

Thank you DocHamm. The lamp give me great pleasure having designed it myself and the light from it is just right, I only use a 40w bulb, but that’s fine as I use it as a night light.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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