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Craftsman lamp post with copper light

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Project by rainymountcraftsman posted 09-08-2009 06:18 AM 12213 views 26 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Craftsman style lamp post. Post Made from cedar and light made from copper, cedar, and marabu. My wife dont like the bottom of the lamp, I dont like it much either. Think im going to make it out of cedar, wider and a little thicker with a profile instead of just flat. There is going to be another matching lamp on the other arm of the post, I just need to have the owners of the cabin tell me if they like the look of the light. Looks better then the old post at least.





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kolwdwrkr

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#1 posted 09-08-2009 06:57 AM

Very cool. I would love to have something like this near my bbq. Thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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stefang

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#2 posted 09-08-2009 10:23 AM

Beautiful lamp. Tons of good outdoor atmosphere. Excellent work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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huff

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#3 posted 09-08-2009 12:38 PM

Perfect style for the setting. Looks like it belongs there. Great job.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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kjwoodworking

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#4 posted 09-08-2009 12:45 PM

Excellent job, the light and post look great together.
The surroundings look neat too, like your deep in the woods.

-- Kirk H. -- http://www.kjwoodworking.com

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Walnut_Weasel

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#5 posted 09-08-2009 02:39 PM

Looks great – including the base!

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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Innovator

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#6 posted 09-08-2009 03:05 PM

Thats one beautiful lamp and post. The materials really work well together.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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Joanne

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#7 posted 09-08-2009 03:22 PM

Beautiful creation, I love the look!

-- Joanne, New York, www.creationhollow.com

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 09-08-2009 04:01 PM

great lamp looks super

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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RexMcKinnon

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#9 posted 09-08-2009 05:26 PM

Very Nice. This would be great in any driveway. No fumbling with your keys and a close electrical to plug in your cars on a cold winter night.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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hardwoodflooring

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#10 posted 09-08-2009 09:38 PM

It looks great. does it give you enough light to get to the shed?

-- hardwood, South Carolina, http://www.palmettohardwood.com

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rainymountcraftsman

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#11 posted 09-09-2009 01:40 AM

Not sure about enough light to the shed. I havent been up there during the night, its a customers cabin. There is a second light that is going to go on the other arm of post…...the one light alone, looks to me like it would cast alot of light.

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paplou

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#12 posted 09-09-2009 03:52 AM

very nice work and design work. if the owners don’t like it i well send you my address.

-- PAPLOU

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ND2ELK

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#13 posted 09-09-2009 05:26 AM

Great looking light. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for podting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Tim Pursell

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#14 posted 09-15-2009 11:40 AM

I like the lamp. If I were to try and improve on the base I would give it a taper, but then the light fixture should be tapered so the two elements of the lamp are balanced. Just my .02. It’s all about what the customer wants. Nice job!

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/tpursell?ref=si_shop

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rainymountcraftsman

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#15 posted 09-18-2009 11:47 PM

A little update on the post and light. My customers loved the post, and they liked the light….although… They said that the light was a little big, and they were wondering if I could do something with the conduit running verticaly up the backside of the post. I said that I could try and dado out a slot the length of post upto the horizontals and cover it with a strip of cedar. Im not sure if this would even come close to code? Anyone have any ideas of hiding the wiring?

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