Walnut Sconces

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Project by Randy Price posted 12-11-2009 09:34 PM 3620 views 45 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pair of sconces I designed and built for my daughter and her husband for Christmas. They are made of walnut with rice paper/styrene shade material. Each sconce has two 13 watt Sylvania micro-mini CFL bulbs. The sconces are 25 1/2” tall, 5 1/2” wide and 7 1/2” deep.


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#1 posted 12-11-2009 09:53 PM

Very nice

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#2 posted 12-11-2009 09:56 PM

Amazing, Randy. you did it again. absolutely fantastic, i just eat this stuff up!

care to share construction notes?
1. can we get a pic of the inside?
2. that vertical piece between the wall panel and the shade – is it one continuous piece? how is it joined to the three supports?
3. what do the screws do?

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#3 posted 12-11-2009 09:59 PM

These are just lovely! Very simple, clean lines make for a really impressive result. Well done!

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#4 posted 12-11-2009 11:38 PM

Great idea I don’t seem to ever think about stuff like that but it looks great

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#5 posted 12-11-2009 11:49 PM

WOW, those look really nice Randy!

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#6 posted 12-12-2009 12:04 AM

I like this very much.

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#7 posted 12-12-2009 12:30 AM

Great sconces wonderful design and classic look.

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#8 posted 12-12-2009 03:53 AM

My wife would die for those, how did you make the rice paper/styrene shades? Great project~!~~

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#9 posted 12-12-2009 12:41 PM

Very elegant. Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 12-12-2009 04:15 PM

Another very nice project. Like this one and the FLW wall sconces.

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#11 posted 12-12-2009 07:06 PM

very very classy I like it.

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#12 posted 12-14-2009 06:55 PM

I’ve been looking for paper like that but in a rustic brown. Where did you get your paper?

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#13 posted 12-14-2009 07:14 PM

Like it! And, yes, I’ve got the same questions others here do…

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#14 posted 12-15-2009 12:14 AM

Thanks for all the comments. The shade material is from The Lamp Shop and is item no. R280 White Rice Paper – by the YD. They also have other shade materials.

You can also visit my web site to see a podcast of assembling a lampshade using this material.




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#15 posted 07-06-2012 08:20 PM

Do you have any pictures of what it looks like with the rice paper off? How you set up the light housing, etc.? Oh. I just realized you posted a video link. That probably shows it.

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