Veneer Lamp

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Project by mimark posted 1417 days ago 3636 views 26 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Veneer lamp inspired by the Luminous Display Pedestal in the October 2010 issue of wood magazine.

The lamp is made from solid Bubinga and Quilted Maple veneer glued to Lexan panels.

The finish is tung oil and Arm-R-Seal.

A 65W CFL (equal to 300W incandescent) provides lighting.

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#1 posted 1417 days ago

That is beautiful.
Such a lovely warm glow.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 1417 days ago

Very nice… veneered lexan huh? translucent but you can still see the grain when lit!

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#3 posted 1417 days ago

one word. awesome!

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#4 posted 1417 days ago

Really nice. Never thought of veneer over plastic. Neat idea!

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#5 posted 1417 days ago

I like this better than the one I saw in the magazine. This looks better as a tabletop lamp. Great job.
What are the dimensions of this?

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#6 posted 1417 days ago

Great job…just one question….where did you get the veneer for it….been looking to do this since I got the issue in the mail….just looking for the right veneer…thanks for any help

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#7 posted 1417 days ago

Thats really beautiful.

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#8 posted 1416 days ago

That project caught my attention as soon as I got the mag. I never thought of the veneer + Lexan.
Very nice!

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#9 posted 1416 days ago

Answers to various questions-

Dimensions are roughly 26 1/2” tall and 9 1/2” wide, the veneer panels I bought were 8×18” so I designed around that.

I bought the veneer at woodcraft, it came in a pack of 4 sheets 8×18. The veneer is made by Sauers and Co.

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#10 posted 1414 days ago

What type of glue did you use to adhere the veneer to the lexan?

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#11 posted 1414 days ago

I used System Three two-part epoxy to glue the veneer to the Lexan. I clamped the veneer/lexan between to peices of MDF with a sheet of wax paper on the inside of each peice of MDF.

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#12 posted 1326 days ago

Very cool

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#13 posted 741 days ago

Im gonna make my own version of this , saweeeeeeeeeeeet looken lamp your cane out great!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#14 posted 545 days ago

Beautiful lamp ! You chose the perfect veneer for it , and thanks for showing it lit as well : )

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#15 posted 545 days ago

Great looking lamp! Congrats on the choice of wood.

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