My First "Real Wood" Commission

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Project by Dan M posted 12-04-2008 07:34 PM 2062 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I was asked to construct a pair of hanging lamps for someone near my home. It started out as a model made out of cardboard and duct tape and passed through SketchUp on its way to the finished product. The customer didn’t really care what kind of wood I used so long as the color matched her existing furniture.

Overall they are 18” high and about 8 1/2” inches in diameter. They are 10-sided (even though the SketchUp design shows 12 sides) with every other slat being 1/8” thick clear glass. The wooden slats are 5/16” thick and mark the first time I’ve used my table saw to re-saw stock to thickness. The whole thing was constructed using walnut.

Though I didn’t wind up earning a whole lot for the effort (need to work on pricing my work I guess) I did learn quite a bit during the process. That makes it all worth it for me – that and a satisfied customer in the end.

Thanks for looking and I welcome any comments / feedback you may have

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#1 posted 12-04-2008 09:23 PM

Very nice looking lamps.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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