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Project by TMH posted 10-23-2015 03:47 AM 1328 views 11 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This lamp is a variation of an Arts and Crafts Table lamp that I posted in http://lumberjocks.com/projects/139721. It is virtually the same proportionally as my my previous lamp other than the obvious, it has two columns, the base is larger, and the shade is wider front and back. As with my previous lamps, this is made from Quarter Sawn White Oak, (QSWO) stained and finished with Satin Lacquer. I will not be listing all dimensions in this post other than the differences so please review the previous post.

The lamp columns and shade supports are identical in size to my other lamps. The base is larger, 1 3/4” X 5 1/2” X 11” to accommodate the second column and the cut-out for wiring and switch but remains almost the same proportionally. The four pad feet are thicker to match the larger mass of the base. This lamp uses a 4 position rotary switch to control the lamp clusters as opposed to pull chains.

The shade front and rear, top/bottom rails are 7” longer (11 13/16” and 24”) than the 4 13/16” and 17” top/bottom side rails. The stiles are a 1/4” longer, (discussed in post 139721) than the original design to provide a slight over-hang but the angles, and construction remain the same. The 7” difference in length accommodates the second lamp cluster. The lamp clusters are 7” wide. Other than some minor differences, the lamp clusters to shade proportion remain the same. Pictures 4 and 5 above are pictures of the original design and can be used for comparison. I also used Green Mica in the shade instead of Amber but I am not happy with it and will not use it again.

Thanks for viewing, I will answer any questions that you have.

-- Theo's Grandpa Woodworking





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htl

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#1 posted 10-23-2015 04:24 AM

That is so nice!
Well done.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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WoodNSawdust

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#2 posted 10-23-2015 07:09 AM

Very nice looking lamp. I love QSWO.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 10-23-2015 07:51 AM

Nice shape and details. Very classy and elegant.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 10-23-2015 11:16 AM

Beatiful. Congatulations.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#5 posted 10-23-2015 01:26 PM

Very beautiful project! Love the two columns and the look of the QSWO.

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#6 posted 10-23-2015 01:40 PM

Another nicely done project Theo!

What is it you don’t like about the green mica? It’s hard to tell from the pictures alone, but in general I like the look of dark green against dark brown for show pieces. I know the color really shifts when lit however.

Congrats!

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#7 posted 10-23-2015 02:48 PM

Very nice design!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 10-23-2015 03:10 PM

I understand the wood. How did you do the cord??

-- "Experience is what you get the day after you needed it" Mark Twain

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TMH

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#9 posted 10-23-2015 05:14 PM



Another nicely done project Theo!

What is it you don t like about the green mica? It s hard to tell from the pictures alone, but in general I like the look of dark green against dark brown for show pieces. I know the color really shifts when lit however.

Congrats!

- splintergroup

Thanks Splintergroup, Theo is actually my Grandson,

Let me qualify, Personally I like the green mica and dark green against the QSWO. But I made these lamps to sell at Art Galleries and Festivals. This lamp and two others with Green Mica were taken to a Festival in Sept. and not a single customer liked the green compared to the Amber. They compared the Amber to the glow of a fire. I sold three table lamps with the Amber Mica shades. But two of the three with green were my most expensive.

Tom


-- Theo's Grandpa Woodworking

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TMH

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#10 posted 10-23-2015 05:50 PM



Very beautiful project! Love the two columns and the look of the QSWO.

- observer100

Thanks Observer100,
I came up with this design based off the design of my Table Lamps. I finished this lamp end of July. Later that month I came across an actual antique A & C Desk Lamp in a store N. side of Chicago. Overall I am satisfied with my design when I can compare to an original.

Tom

-- Theo's Grandpa Woodworking

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TMH

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#11 posted 10-23-2015 05:53 PM


I understand the wood. How did you do the cord??

- eldercop

ElderCop,

See if these Pics answer your questions, if not, let me know. The 4 position switch controls inside bulbs only first, then outside bulbs second, then all bulbs third, then all off. The cord comes out the back of the base with the Underwriters Knot securing on the inside

Tom

-- Theo's Grandpa Woodworking

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#12 posted 10-24-2015 12:10 AM

Great looking A&C lamp! I definitely like the double column look of it!

-- Dean

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TMH

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#13 posted 10-24-2015 12:51 AM



Great looking A&C lamp! I definitely like the double column look of it!

- Mean_Dean

Thanks Dean!

-- Theo's Grandpa Woodworking

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steeder

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#14 posted 12-19-2015 04:04 PM

I have a dream for a long time to make such a lamp.

-- George, Russia

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TMH

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#15 posted 12-19-2015 08:23 PM

Thanks George, the lamps do have a few challenges but really not to bad with careful planning, cutting and assembly. Please give it a try. I will try to answer any guest ion you may have. Get started and good luck!!

Tom

-- Theo's Grandpa Woodworking

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