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Project by JBfromMN posted 10-22-2010 02:28 PM 1262 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I did a few years ago.

My wife and I had spent quite a bit of money on a nice bedroom set. We purchased it before I got into serious woodworking ;).

We could never find some bed side lamps that would match.

The oak for the lamps came from runners that were used to deliver a plastic shed kit my dad ordered. They were strapped to the underside of the kit so it could be picked up with a forklift. They were 3” X 3” X 24” pieces with a groove down one side where the metal strapping ran. I was able to resaw the pieces and plane them down to 3/4 to use for the vertical parts of the lamps. Took apart some fugly lamps we were given that we had been using for the hard ware. Some time later we got new shades to better match the furniture.

Hope you all like them and let me know what you think.





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 10-22-2010 02:30 PM

It’s a very unusual design, but I like it.

-- 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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rivergirl

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#2 posted 10-22-2010 02:41 PM

Looks like Mission lamps to me! Matches the bed perfectly! Well done!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Maxx

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#3 posted 10-22-2010 02:43 PM

Very nice. And I like the use of ‘scrap’ wood – very much in the LJ spirit!

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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JBfromMN

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#4 posted 10-22-2010 03:18 PM

Yes rivergirl, Mission style inspired definately. The boss wanted lamps with the slats like the bed. I saw a similar design in a book somewhere and this is what I came up with. Of course the Boss had a lot of say in it.

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Skylark53

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#5 posted 10-22-2010 03:45 PM

Nice job. I too like the mission style and they are obviously custom built for your bedroom suite. Using the ‘scrap’ wood is a bonus! GOOD WORK!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 10-22-2010 08:08 PM

BEAUTIFUL LAMPS, REUSED WOOD AND HARDWARE ALL ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND COOL.

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

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