Frank Lloyd Wright -Falling water lamp

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Project by TomRash posted 01-06-2011 08:47 PM 7066 views 14 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two lamps were made for my parents and inlaws. My inlaws just visited falling water which gave me the idea to build something FLW. The lamps are made from cherry (shade) and walnut (base). The cherry is about 3/8 inch think. In the last picture you can see the lamp on the left hand side lit up. This is a good project for scraps as it did not take much wood and only a 10 dollar lamp kit at lowes.

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Damage Inc.

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#1 posted 01-06-2011 09:23 PM

I really like these! What kind of finish did you use?


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#2 posted 01-06-2011 10:16 PM

I finished with Danish oil 4 coats and then wax.

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#3 posted 01-06-2011 10:30 PM

Pretty cool. Fallingwater makes me think of the Brady Bunch and James Bond because of the decor inside. Very cool place.

-- Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. ~ John 5:24

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#4 posted 01-06-2011 10:59 PM

nice work.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#5 posted 01-07-2011 12:11 AM

Nice pair of lamps you’ve made here!

I especially like the one on the right as the grain orientation looks vaguely like a candle flame rising up and I bet if the material was a bit thinner to let the light through, it would especially look like a candle.

I like the fact that you also paid attention to the grain orientation on both lamps so that the sides aren’t in opposition to each other. They’ve got a cohesive look to them.

Nice wood choices as well.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 01-07-2011 01:26 AM

I’m a big fan of FLW and his influence is very evident in these gems Tom. Beautiful work.

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

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#7 posted 01-07-2011 03:14 PM

Very nice lamps Tom. I am adding these to my favorites. Thanks for posting.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#8 posted 01-07-2011 10:09 PM

Very well done. I have see other version of the FLW lamps, yours turned out very good. A FLW lamp is on my list of todo’s….

Thanks for sharing..

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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