|Project by Randy Price||posted 01-24-2009 07:02 PM||12149 views||25 times favorited||11 comments|
This is Fallingwater Bedside Lamp I built based on photographs of the original examples. There is a free plan on the internet by Popular Woodworking but comparing it to the original photos there were some differences, so I tried to stick as close as possible to the original design.
The shade sides are walnut – I used a wide piece of walnut and mitered it at the center of the flame pattern in the walnut so it wraps around the shade. The shade base is poplar painted black and I used small biscuits to attach the shade sides to the shade base. The lamp base is of the same poplar painted black.
Here are the differences between the Popular Woodworking (PW) plan and what I built:
The walnut shade on the PW plan is 2 pieces mitered giving a 2 sided “L” shape. The original had 4 pieces mitered so there are 2 more shorter “wing” pieces on the shade with the shade having 4 sides.
The PW plan has the lamp shade base attached inside the shade sides so it is not visible from the front. The shade base is square. On the original the shade side sat on top of the shade base with the base extending about 3/16” beyond the shade sides. The original base is not square and has a more complicated shape.
The profile of the lamp base on the PW plan is thicker and more “blocky” looking where the original has a thinner profile.