LumberJocks

Mahogany Table Lamp

  • Advertise with us
Project by swied posted 1933 days ago 1511 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second creation from the mahogany stash (click here for the first). I built this lamp for my sisters 50th birthday present. The whole thing started out as a single board about four feet long x 7 inches wide x 1.5 inches thick. I first re sawed the board into three 1/4 inch thick strips. I then cut 9 inch wide sections out of each one, and carefully marked them so that I could later book-match them. The book-matching worked well, and you can’t really see the glue lines at all. The circular holes were covered with a 1/8” thick fiberglass sheeting material. I like the cross hatching effect that it displays when illuminated.

-- Scott, San Diego





6 comments so far

View Chris Davis's profile

Chris Davis

1287 posts in 2577 days


#1 posted 1932 days ago

That looks nice. What did you do for the lighting system?

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm

View GaryK's profile

GaryK

10262 posts in 2583 days


#2 posted 1932 days ago

Cool looking lamp!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

View swied's profile

swied

74 posts in 2357 days


#3 posted 1932 days ago

That looks nice. What did you do for the lighting system?

I attached a simple lamp socket to the base on the inside. It uses a sixty Watt bulb. The lamp is mainly for decoration, and not a significant source of light. If you turn the lamp over you can get to all the wired components. If you look closely to the attached pictures you can see a button on the wooden base for turning the lamp on and off.

-- Scott, San Diego

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

111999 posts in 2172 days


#4 posted 1932 days ago

pretty cool lamp

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Napaman's profile

Napaman

5315 posts in 2672 days


#5 posted 1931 days ago

this is coo…is there a top???

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

View swied's profile

swied

74 posts in 2357 days


#6 posted 1930 days ago

is there a top?

Hmmm…. that’s exactly what my Dad said when he first saw it. My initial response to him was, “who puts a lid on a lamp? You’ll burn down the house!” Now, hearing the same question from you is making me wonder about the design.

I’m open to constructive critisism. I realize that it is a unique design. I’m curious to hear what people really think.

-- Scott, San Diego

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase