|Project by Rb12||posted 10-07-2015 12:52 PM||626 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I always liked the way all wooden lamps looked so I decided to give this a shot and wanted to make the shade out of wood as well. I don’t have a lathe, which is the traditional way of making a wooden shade, so I used a nice thin lacewood veneer and made a maple frame to carefully float it in. The shade is removable for changing the bulb if needed, it sits on four pieces of maple with 90-degree bites cut out of the end that mate with the maple frame on the shade, although I did put a little putty on the end of them to prevent any potential slip (which would obviously pierce the veneer on the shade).
The base is maple and bloodwood, finish is Danish Oil and two coats of schellac; lighting kit was a Westinghouse package from Home Depot.
As you can see from the second pic, the lacewood illuminates a warm reddish tone and throws off the perfect amount of light for a small reading area (which is where it was intended). I used a 100W equivalent LED bulb to avoid having too much heat from an incandescent