Walnut Corner Lamp

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Project by Randy Price posted 12-25-2008 04:15 PM 2249 views 16 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a walnut corner lamp I built as a Christmas gift for my daughter. I just finished it last night! It is walnut with rice paper on the front two sides and 1/4” plywood on the back sides and is based on a Frank Lloyd Wright window design. It is light by 2 – 60 watt equivalent (13 watt actual) compact florescent bulbs. The first two pictures are of the lamp in place in my daughter’s room; the third picture is during assembly last night.


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#1 posted 12-25-2008 05:44 PM

Very nice. I’m glad you didnt wait till the last minute to make her present. Merry Christmas

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#2 posted 12-25-2008 06:50 PM

That is very nice. A little retro. I think of the design period of Wright as the high point in American design.

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#3 posted 12-26-2008 05:15 AM

Two thumbs up, I love unique lighting. Great design & execution.

-- David / Durham, NC

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#4 posted 01-07-2009 07:30 PM

wow, beautiful. i love it.

what exactly is going on in that last pic?

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#5 posted 01-08-2009 01:04 AM

Aaron –
Thanks for the comment. In the last picture I was gluing in the horizontal cross pieces. I didn’t have that small of clamps, so I looped rubber bands around the vertical parts to put clamping pressure on the horizontal pieces. The short pieces sticking straight up are scrap pieces I looped the rubber band ends around – they’re not part of the lamp.


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#6 posted 01-08-2009 01:50 AM

thanks randy. after looking at it a little longer i realized it had to be something like that.

what sort of joinery did you use?

and when you say 1/4” ply on back sides, do you mean the sides butting the wall? So the two faces we see are walnut and there are 2 more hidden sides as part of the framework?

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#7 posted 01-09-2009 01:52 PM

I love the FLLW corner lamp! I was wondering if you had any pics of the actual light construction on the inside. I’ve made a few lamp and lighting projects but still have strouble getting the exact lighting I’m looking for. Great job

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#8 posted 01-19-2009 02:35 AM

That looks great! It goes great with the green walls. Very nice effect

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#9 posted 01-19-2009 02:41 AM

Wow nice Lamp

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 09-14-2009 01:51 AM

I love this type of constructio and that is a nice trick with the rubberbands as clamps i will have to try that some day. Great job!!!

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#11 posted 09-14-2009 02:37 AM

Very cool lamp well done/

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#12 posted 09-15-2009 01:18 AM

This is sooo awesome! I really like the design

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

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#13 posted 09-30-2009 03:30 PM

better hope she doesnt check your LJ site…lol

-- M.K.

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