FLLW Inspired Corner Light (Christmas present!)

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Project by Randy Price posted 12-21-2008 01:47 AM 2715 views 23 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a corner light or sconce I designed and built based on a Frank Lloyd Wright clerestory window. It is a Christmas present for my son who is in college. It will go in the corner of his bedroom above the nightstand.

The two sides which show are made of 1/2” oak and the two sides which go into the corner of the wall are 1/2” plywood. The openings are backed by a rice paper shade material. It is light by 2 – 60 watt equivalent compact fluorescent bulbs.


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#1 posted 12-21-2008 02:10 AM

Interesting project, thank you for sharing it.

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#2 posted 12-21-2008 02:40 AM

I like this…very nice Randy.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#3 posted 12-21-2008 02:57 AM

Very nice job, Randy. Nice design. Frank would be impressed. Thanks for the post.

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#4 posted 12-21-2008 03:05 AM

I love Frank Lloyd Wright inspiration.

Nice job!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 12-21-2008 04:26 AM

well done.
FLW is an inspiration to us all.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 12-21-2008 04:57 AM

good one. FLW flare.

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

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#7 posted 12-21-2008 05:12 AM

Well done great job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 12-21-2008 06:02 AM

Great job. I too love FLW’s designs. I am sure your son will love and treasure it for years to come.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#9 posted 12-21-2008 06:22 AM

Thats a nice light and i bet your son loves it. Great job.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#10 posted 12-21-2008 11:18 PM

What are the opening covered with? Some kind of paper? Something that won’t ignite if it gets really hot? I may try something similar but don’t want a fire hazzard!

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#11 posted 12-22-2008 01:33 AM

Thanks for all the comments.

The openings are covered with a lamp shade material – it is styrene lamp shade material with rice paper adhered to it. If you look at my projects I’ve built 3 other lamps using the same material. I used compact florescent bulbs and have had no signs of problems after months of use.

You can order the shade material from The Lamp Shop

It is Item No. R280 White Rice Paper


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