Getting the "WOW" factor with this project : Huge Lampshade

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Project by Goddahavefun posted 11-06-2010 01:36 AM 2120 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All

Wife & I were in melbourne australia recently , perusing the shops, we noticed a huge lampshade selling for $550 , Looking at it, I thought it was a bit pricey !! but it gave me an idea, so I made one myself for the total price $38:5o

Total unit is 1900mm High x 50mm Wide

I made 4 frames

Specs as follows

Timber : Pine 70mm x 20mm

8 lengths cut 1900mm
8 lengths cut

I biscuit joined the frames together !

Spray painted (Matt Black) for a slick modern look !!

Had some Chicken Wire in the shed waiting for that one day job, I sprayed painted the wire (Gloss Black)
then stapled it to inside of the 4 frames.

I then stapled the material on the inside of frames !!

Happy with the result !! everyone say’s, wow thats a big lampshade !!! LoL
great to make something usefull & effective !!!

Thanks for having a look !!

Have a great day

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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#1 posted 11-06-2010 02:10 AM

Geez that looks good great idea and build.

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#2 posted 11-06-2010 02:40 AM

Yeah, wicked. The blue cast when lit must be very calm-inducing I guess.

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#3 posted 11-06-2010 06:20 AM

Thanks guys

it was an easy build, once frames were made up & painted , it all slotted together nicely, hardest part was stapling the chicken wire as it kept wanting to roll back up !

Ive got some clear white xmas lights inside it , which lets off a nice ambient hue, over the next few weeks i will try different light for effects !!!

I will take a pic of it with it lit and put on here !!

Wife wants another 2 made up, but not on steroids as this one is !!! she reckons they would be good bedside lamps, as mini versions of the big one !!! think she is right there !!!

Cool !! get to play with some more designs for the 2 bedside lamps !!!

Best part about doing our projects, is sticking the fundamental principles of woodworking & then tweaking it for our individual stamp on it !!!

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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#4 posted 11-06-2010 06:44 AM

Wow thats one fine screen super work

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#5 posted 11-06-2010 04:05 PM

Did you staple the chicken wire onto the frame before or after the fabric?

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#6 posted 11-06-2010 07:05 PM

That’s a very clever solution.

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#7 posted 11-07-2010 01:40 AM

Hi Rivergirl

I stapled the chicken wire before the fabric, so that you see chicken wire with the fabric on the inside of it !

I should have taken pics of those stages , I will do step pics for bedside lamps !!

have a great day

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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#8 posted 11-07-2010 03:56 PM

Great thinking. My only complaint is that it looks like it would be hard to dance while wearing it. Thanks for sharing!

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