Veneer Lamp

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Project by mimark posted 10-09-2010 10:20 PM 4707 views 28 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 10-09-2010 10:31 PM

That is beautiful.
Such a lovely warm glow.

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#2 posted 10-10-2010 12:02 AM

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

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#3 posted 10-10-2010 02:53 AM

one word. awesome!

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

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#4 posted 10-10-2010 03:53 AM

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

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#5 posted 10-10-2010 04:21 AM

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 10-10-2010 07:23 AM

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 10-10-2010 10:44 AM

Thats really beautiful.

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#8 posted 10-10-2010 03:33 PM

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 10-10-2010 07:14 PM

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 10-12-2010 06:24 PM

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

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#11 posted 10-12-2010 06:36 PM

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 01-08-2011 08:53 PM

Very cool

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#13 posted 08-16-2012 10:52 AM

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 02-28-2013 11:19 AM

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

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#15 posted 02-28-2013 11:59 AM

Great looking lamp! Congrats on the choice of wood.

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