A pair of lamps

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Project by DavidTTU posted 12-16-2015 04:04 PM 1495 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a pair of lamps I made for my living room. I bought a very simple lamp kit from HD. The floor lamp is made of walnut and the table lamp is from several different pieces I had as scrap. Both lamps pivot on a bolt with a wing nut to lock it in place. I have found that I enjoy making lamps a lot. I would like to look into some better lamp hardware. Do any of you have a recommendation on where to look?

I mirrored a design I found on the internet. It looks to be from the “Plover Lamp” from, Petrified Design out of Austin, TX. It looks like they make sure great stuff.



-- -David -- Lubbock, TX

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#1 posted 12-16-2015 06:09 PM

Nice work. Look into some LED lights and drivers. They can help drive the design into more delicate shapes, being they are smaller and produce less heat..

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#2 posted 12-16-2015 07:25 PM

There are also some really good lamp kits online with decorative fabric wrapped cords for around 8-13 per kit. They’re listed on a lot of websites.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#3 posted 12-17-2015 04:08 AM

Very neat lamps!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 12-17-2015 02:00 PM

Cool lamps!
My suggestions would be to figure out a way for the cord to follow the leg all the way to the bottom, so it almost disappears from the lamp structure.
Second thing is I’d look into LEDs instead of “screw in ” type bulbs. They can be had pretty reasonable these days, and they put out more light while drawing less power. LEDs are also MUCH cooler, so no danger of someone getting burned.

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