|Project by woodenwarrior||posted 05-10-2015 03:22 AM||2536 views||23 times favorited||22 comments|
This is one lamp of a twin set that I just finished building. The lamps are made of QSWO and the tree appliqués are 3/16 resawn walnut. The lamps are finished in dark walnut Danish oil with a glaze coat of dark walnut gel stain and finishing coats of garnet shellac from flake. I have seen lamps of this style before, with and without a base light and decided to build a hybrid of both. I tried to project a feeling of looking through the trees at sunset or sunrise and I think I accomplished that goal. I am thoroughly pleased with how they came out and my wife is even happier that I will quit obsessing over them now that they’re done.
The lamp shades were a real challenge with the compound angles and I learned some invaluable lessons about resawing and scroll saw work with the tree motifs. The lamp shades and lamp bases are lined with amber mica and I found out very quickly that it is much easier and accurate to cut with a bandsaw than a utility knife. I made the base lamp very easily accessible so that if it needs to be changed I won’t have to tear the lamp apart to do it. Just in case I installed LED candelabra bulbs so that I hopefully won’t have to worry about it for the next 20 years or so.
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