1790's Lamp Stand

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Project by njcraftsman posted 10-19-2010 07:32 PM 1872 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay Folks, heres my latest project. It’s a Lamp Stand of the type that were popular from the 1790’s thru the early part of the 1800’s. Made from a slab of reclaimed barn pine. Mortise and tenon joinery. Tapered legs, and I beaded the front of the drawer with a small oak cock molding. Stands about 24 inches from the ground and is 17 3/8” square. Well I love making period furniture, and this was another fun one. So how do you think I did?

-- " There is no more important rule than to wear these, SAFTEY GLASSES"

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#1 posted 10-19-2010 08:23 PM

You did it very nicely, I dig these holes in the reclaimed wood ;)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#2 posted 10-19-2010 08:25 PM

That is very nice, I really like the bead around the drawer.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#3 posted 10-19-2010 08:25 PM

Looks great! I have been thinking about doing something to put next to the kids beds, since they’ve started reading at night. This is very inspirational – thanks for sharing it.

-- Steopa

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#4 posted 10-19-2010 09:01 PM

I dig the period furniture too, nice job on reclaimed
Sooo, you used a gallon of glue on it :)

-- Doug...

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#5 posted 10-19-2010 09:57 PM

Great looking period piece. Nice job using reclaimed wood.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 10-19-2010 11:05 PM

Awesome! I love seeing projects from reclaimed wood, and I especially love the look of a few knots in a nice pine board. That drawer pull was a great touch as well. It really seals the period you were honoring.

-- We are all just one moment of arrogance away from disaster

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#7 posted 10-20-2010 01:00 AM

I’m just now in the middle of making two almost exactly like yours except a little smaller and with maple. Mine will be night tables for the guest bedroom. The cock molding is a nice touch that mine won’t have. If they turn out half as good as yours, I’ll be happy.

-- Failure is the road to success if you learn to learn from your mistakes - Vince, Greenville, SC

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#8 posted 10-20-2010 11:44 AM

I think you did a wonderful job NJ. The attention to detail really makes the piece stand out. The fact that you made it from reclaimed wood just makes it that much more special. Terrific piece of woodworking and thanks for letting us see it!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#9 posted 10-20-2010 02:02 PM

Great job !! Like reclaimed wood projects.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#10 posted 10-20-2010 04:40 PM

Nice “period style” table. I wish you would share some of steps in building it. Did you use a tapering jig to make the legs? What was the construction of the drawer?

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#11 posted 10-20-2010 05:01 PM

Great looking piece, nice work, it’s a great talent to honor the past with a real piece of it come to life, great job

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#12 posted 11-07-2010 01:56 AM

Very nice job. You should indeed be proud of this table.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#13 posted 11-07-2010 01:58 AM

Very nice and a beautiful project.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 11-30-2011 06:55 PM

Beautiful lamp stand.

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