Frank Lloyd Wright Hillside Lamp inspired walkway lights

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Project by Josh posted 04-02-2015 10:39 PM 1403 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun little project to do. I got the inspiration after going to Taliesin last year and noticed that while beautiful stylistically, Frank Lloyd Wright’s stuff was kinda cheaply made. It didn’t seem that daunting then to try and emulate his style for my little project.

For the wood part, I used all cedar and it was the first time I’ve used a machine planer for anything. Now I’m a little addicted to that. Two coats of kona red stain and they’re out the door.

The light is a cannibalized solar lamp from Lowe’s (Portfolio 2.36-in Led Solar Path Lights Model #: RS22P-N2-BK-T36) These were easy to use as the top part popped right off and all I had to was snuggly fit it in the hole and glue it securely. It also had an accessible rechargeable aa battery so hopefully these will give us years of lighting.

Added nighttime picture. Love the geometry shown with the light.

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#1 posted 04-03-2015 11:33 AM

great job! they look really cool.

-- Jeff Lemont, IL.

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#2 posted 04-03-2015 01:06 PM

These are really nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 04-06-2015 04:34 PM

Nice work – I find Frank Lloyd a little bit like shaker…. functional, without being really elaborate, but pleasing to the eye.

When I toured Falling Water, the guide mentioned that Frank was a real control freak, and had even wanted to design clothes the occupants of the home would wear while there…. and he wouldn’t listen to others’ ideas.

Part of that is why the cantilevered building is sagging…. he was a great architect, but a poor engineer.

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#4 posted 04-07-2015 11:37 AM

Adding this to my list of things to make this summer.

-- "Cause I know that time has numbered my days" -Mumford

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