Lamp base & shade

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Project by Martina posted 09-14-2009 04:36 PM 2072 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this idea from a $129 lamp from Pottery Barn (Last Picture) – but I will not pay that much for a lamp – since I know that I can make one for so much less.

I had the lamp kit from a pervious ceiling lamp that I created – and left over wood, the pipe was left over from some kitchen plumbing work that I did for my mom, so the only cost was the tissue paper that I covered the lamp shade with…

I made sure and covered all of the lamp cord with electrical tape to give it the extra coat of protection for when I screwed it to the base, and the glue that was used was mat glue – so it is fire resistant, the tissue paper is on the out side of the shade…

All in all I am very happy with the outcome and extremely excited with the cost – which was less than $4.00! There are two of them for that price!!!

I would have to say that this was a very fun project!

-- Martina, Houston, TX

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#1 posted 09-14-2009 06:58 PM

It is obvious your talents don’t stop with wood. Lookin’ good. Keep it up.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#2 posted 09-14-2009 10:46 PM

Yes – I scrapbook, sew, knit, design, paint, draw – not so well – but I love to do it… I also do art deco, I can arch weld, and basic plumbing, light electrical, and sheetrock! Wow – I think I covered it all – needless to say I love to be creative….

O – Thanks!!! for everything!

-- Martina, Houston, TX

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#3 posted 09-15-2009 02:03 AM

Beautiful work, very artistic!

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

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#4 posted 09-15-2009 04:28 AM

cool Idea

-- Custom furniture

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Chris Wright

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#5 posted 09-15-2009 04:50 AM

Great reproduction. I really like the shade.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#6 posted 09-16-2009 04:07 PM

keep up the good work ,

xmas is coming !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 09-17-2009 02:57 AM

It’s wonderful, Martina!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 01-05-2010 09:08 PM

Hey that is a great idea. Nice way to make a lamp shade too!
Does the pipe adjust up and down?

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

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#9 posted 01-13-2010 01:48 AM

Yes it moves up and down and side to side.


-- Martina, Houston, TX

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