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Project by tommytenspeed posted 1502 days ago 1132 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this weekend project out of some scrap oak stock I had lying around. Stained with natural stain and protected it with polyurethane.

Two days after I placed it into service a chipmunk found its way into the house (probably courtesy of the cat). The dog went crazy chasing it, tripped over the cord and pulled the lamp down right onto the corner of the brick fireplace hearth scaring it deeply in two places. Oh, well!

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#1 posted 1501 days ago

Looks great! Neat weekend project. You know, those scars are going to be part of the story of the lamp from now on…

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#2 posted 1501 days ago

Great job. I know you were upset when the chipmunk got in. Darn varmets!!

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 1501 days ago

Cool lamp. That’s the thing about wood. It takes abuse, but tells the storey long after.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#4 posted 1501 days ago

Gotta love those pesky little chipmunks… was it Chip or Dale? Its always exciting when a critter gets in the house! I like the look of the lamp, has a nice arts and crafts feel to it. Now you just need one of those beautiful mica shades.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#5 posted 1501 days ago

Nice project. This was one of my first when I started woodworking. Yours, however, looks much nice than mine. Well done!

-- Seems that talent only gets you so far... effort makes you successful.

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#6 posted 1501 days ago

Really nice and now it will always be a conversation piece. Leave the scratches, it’s part of its history now.

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