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Project by moshel posted 07-22-2011 01:16 AM 2244 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a replica of the Frank Lloyd Fallingwater bedside lamp, inspired by LJ Randy Price plans http://modernhomage.blogspot.com/2011/04/fallingwater-lamp.html.

It is not 100% finished in two senses:
1. there is still no finish on it (only BLO to pop the grain) – I am still contemplating what finish to put and how. I would say that gloss poly is probably the best for this, but wiping on all these corners seems like a royal pain.
2. finding here lamp hardware is not trivial – the light source is LED lantern :-)

the “shade” is made of recycled Rimu door frame, all the other stuff is black walnut.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...





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patron

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#1 posted 07-22-2011 01:42 AM

let there be light

even in new zealand

nice looking moshel

hows the young ‘un
and the house coming

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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degoose

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#2 posted 07-22-2011 02:06 AM

Look forward to seeing some of your projects first hand..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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moshel

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#3 posted 07-22-2011 02:40 AM

David, the young ones are doing their best to keep me out of the workshop. the house is still shaking. must be something wrong with the foundations :-)

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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daltxguy

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#4 posted 07-22-2011 02:41 AM

It’s the perfect replica of a replica!

Just a suggestion for lighting hardware – seems ridiculous I know but you can find a whole lamp for the price of a tiny piece of the hardware – try The Warehouse or the Super Shed recycling centre or get it for free ( like I did once) from the rubbish bin of a lamp store ( though since then, they’ve moved their rubbish bins out of public’s reach). Maybe go in and ask for any damaged stock and buy the whole lamp that they would otherwise be binning.

I still think an LED strip would work well in this light. You can get inexpensive strips from DX, just need a 12v dc source.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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moshel

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#5 posted 07-22-2011 02:44 AM

I was thinking about putting there a LED “corn cob” like this one

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#6 posted 07-22-2011 02:49 AM

Very nice….

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 07-22-2011 07:52 AM

Whatever light you put in there, this is a sweet looking lamp. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#8 posted 07-22-2011 11:37 AM

Nice lamp Moshe, your really crankin out the projects now your shop is in order. Leave some wood for us!!

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#9 posted 07-22-2011 12:07 PM

I am starting to think about making some more FLW lamps. its nice to work on such clever designs…

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#10 posted 07-23-2011 07:29 PM

very nice looking lamp, good work

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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