Wife buys lampshade, requests floor lamp to be made

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So this lampshade comes home a coupla years ago and my wife asks: “Can you make me a floor lamp out of this? Oh yeah, make it art deco, and try to incorporate elements of the Chrysler building.”

Huh. Really? I think, draw, and toss many ideas. Finally, I decided on the tapered square column you see here. The height of each of the sections was arrived at through trial and error drawings (CAD programs are quite useful to the designer/builder woodworker :) ) reviewed by SWMBO. The column and base are birch and the accents are walnut.

Each section sockets into the one below… was an interesting project. I don’t know how art deco it is but I think it turned out pretty well.

-- I am an anal-retentive procrastinator. Is it a wonder my projects never get done?

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#1 posted 1167 days ago

I like it. Well done.

-- MW |

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#2 posted 1167 days ago

Your wife (rightfully) has a lot of confidence in your ability, hence the request. Job well done, it looks great.

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#3 posted 1167 days ago

Looks great. I like the Chrysler Building idea. I’m a big fan of AutoCAD too.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#4 posted 1167 days ago

Looks like you met the requirements admirably! Nice project.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 1167 days ago

That lamp stand goes perfectly with that shade. Nice job.

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#6 posted 1167 days ago

I really like what you did with the footprint/base. Nice job.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 1166 days ago

Excellent design and well done!

The immediate impression I had before reading the backstory was “it has an art deco feel.”

After reading it I would say you accomplished your design goal;)

Great Job!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Gene Howe

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#8 posted 1166 days ago

Very nice!
Van Alen would be proud, too.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 1166 days ago

Well done. It seems to meet all the specs! Nice job on it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 1166 days ago

Very nice job! I woulda scratched my head for quite a while and surely not come up with something so great! Ps – yer lucky, she could have brought home a lamp and expected a new room or worse a new house!

-- I don't know what this is going to be like, but there's only one way to find out..........

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#11 posted 1166 days ago

Mission accomplished. I like your delivery, as well as your product. Very well done, my friend.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 1166 days ago

I appreciate a challenge and it got me thinking about forms that weren’t always linear. My wife was greatly pleased with the result too.

-- I am an anal-retentive procrastinator. Is it a wonder my projects never get done?

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#13 posted 1166 days ago

very nice

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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