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Project by CampD posted 12-13-2016 03:56 PM 1497 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are pieces #6 in my Stickley inspired line of Bedroom Furniture. Conceived by the – seems like – never ending pile of QSWO scraps, yes made from all scraps. Their designed to fit on my end tables http://lumberjocks.com/projects/263554 and http://lumberjocks.com/projects/233050
They have a little taller/narrower base and a narrower shade. As usual lately, the more I think about the design the more complex it becomes. I kinda like to think they have a lighthouse look to them, after all we did visit a few Maine coast lighthouses this past summer, so I like to think that they may have had some influence on the final design. I’ve noticed from some other A&C lamp projects posted here on LJ’s of problems they had with the shade staying in place. So I took mine one step further and went with dovetails to attach the Shade to the Base. Works perfect.

I worked on these on and off over the last 4 months and each lamp has,
42 wood parts,
44 mortise and tenon’s,
32 groves,
8 Dovetails,
7 holes,
2 dados,
8 pieces of Amber Mica,
and 4 Copper panels

Copper panels, again left-overs, were cleaned and then treated with a Vinegar lemon solutions to age the copper to achieve the look I was after. Took three treatments.

Electrical parts; Period correct, high-end reproductions of originals. I used LED bulbs for the nightlight to help cut down on heat. Also added a access door to help, if needed to replace the nightlight bulb. 3-way switch – Nightlight, Lamp, Lamp and Nightlight.

My usual finish process and that’s blogged here, http://lumberjocks.com/CampD/blog/77330

And yes, I made a prototype out of a 2×4 to work-out the final dimensions.

Thanks for looking!

-- Doug...





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Jerry

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#1 posted 12-13-2016 04:09 PM

Wow, you and I are on the same page. I have a piece of walnut out in the shop right now that is getting ready to be made into two Mission / Tiffany style floor lamps. Your workmanship and style are spot on. Beautiful!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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CampD

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#2 posted 12-13-2016 04:20 PM

Thanks Jerry! and good luck with your lamps.
I do have plans, someday, to build some floor lamps, probally Tiffany style.

-- Doug...

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bondogaposis

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#3 posted 12-13-2016 05:10 PM

Very nice design, really great work.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 12-13-2016 05:13 PM

they are beautiful

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splintergroup

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#5 posted 12-13-2016 06:35 PM

Great work Doug!

The level of detail is outstanding (right down to the little access door) 8^)

Have you thought about adding a wood knob to the power switch?

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CampD

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#6 posted 12-13-2016 06:45 PM

Splinter
Ya know I’ve had problems getting knobs
I tried vintage guitar knobs, bought steam punk styled ones and so far they’ve all been to small to fit the post.
I had not thought, till now thanks, of making them out of wood.

-- Doug...

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galooticus

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#7 posted 12-13-2016 08:24 PM

Really nice, I like the nightlight access door design.

Where’d you get the electrical hardware and copper panels from?

-- Andy in CA

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CampD

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#8 posted 12-13-2016 08:58 PM

galooticus

Electric hardware I bought here http://vintagewireandsupply.com/

and the “Copper Flashing” I’ve had left over from a time long ago when i was a Resturation Contractor.

-- Doug...

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#9 posted 12-13-2016 09:23 PM

Really great lamps, Doug. Is that stained glass in the frames?

Jim

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

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CampD

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#10 posted 12-13-2016 09:49 PM

Thanks LJ’s

No, the shade and base panels are Dark Amber Mica.

-- Doug...

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AandCstyle

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#11 posted 12-13-2016 10:26 PM

Doug, these are truly outstanding, both the design and the craftsmanship. The dovetails for attaching the shades to the base are a stroke of genius! Congratulations.

-- Art

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#12 posted 12-13-2016 11:28 PM

A beautiful pair of A&C lamps! How are you going to get to sleep looking at these beauties all night?!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#13 posted 12-14-2016 02:45 AM

Very cool!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#14 posted 12-14-2016 02:46 AM

Excellent!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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CampD

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#15 posted 12-14-2016 01:52 PM

Art
Here’s a pic of a test fit of the Shade dovetail.

And all the pieces for one Lamp ready for finishing.

-- Doug...

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