Tree House Table Lamp

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Project by Terry Ferguson posted 1241 days ago 2188 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the eighth lamp that I have made and I wanted this one to be whimsical. It started with an old, split, piece of pine firewood that had interesting texture under the loose bark created by beetles. Next I built a humorous, near impossible, access to the top with ladders and platforms. On top is a timber framed house with siding made from small strips of barn wood, windows of translucent white acrylic with colored trim, and sheet metal painted to look like rusty corrugated roof panels. After finishing and turning the lamp on, it was missing one thing – occupants, so I cut sheet metal for eight little people and installed them inside to create the shadows in the windows. 27” tall.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#1 posted 1241 days ago

Very whimsical. I like it. You could start a whole village of these.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 1241 days ago

I just love it…........might have to mimic it and make one for myself

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 1241 days ago

Made me smile thanks!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 1241 days ago

Ver nice, lots of detail. Shadows are a nice touch.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Lee Barker

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#5 posted 1241 days ago

How big a bulb would it take to move enough air to spin slowly a little fan that was attached to a little disk that had the little people attached….so they’d move from window to window?

This is a great piece, Terry. Pay no attention to me. Just keep buildin’.



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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Terry Ferguson

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#6 posted 1241 days ago

Lee –
good Idea – I’m filing that one for future use
and I’m gonna’ pay attention to you out of respect
for your design and craftsmanship abilities.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#7 posted 1241 days ago

that is great, love it

-- "I gotta have more cowbell"--------Bruce Dickinson

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#8 posted 1240 days ago

Very cool! I want a life size!

-- Nico Jose; Designer/Maker &Artist

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#9 posted 1240 days ago

very nifty, very different. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 1239 days ago

That’s cool!

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#11 posted 1238 days ago

whimsical in design

touching the crayon within all of us


you get points from me

eh grasshopper

keep pushing the envelope

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#12 posted 718 days ago

You have a great imagination. Thanks for sharing!

-- Fergie in CO

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