|Project by RobS||posted 02-07-2007 02:14 AM||3119 views||11 times favorited||19 comments|
I saw a larger, square, wood-framed lamp once with paper attached for a shade and thought to myself, “hmm a square lamp that’s kind cool” and then said the line a typical do-it-yourselfer always says “I could make something like that!”
I took that idea and combined it with the idea of wanting to use some form of wood for the shade, (other than paper that is) and came up with this lamp. I’ve built 4 other full-size, more typical lamps that required purchasing a shade but this one I really like simply for its uniqueness (unique to me anyway) and smaller size. It measures roughly 5 X 5 X 12 and takes a C7 bulb. The entire piece including the vertical lattice work is cedar while the horizontal lattice was cut from some scrap ash I had lying around. I initially intended on using a tighter weave for the shade but quickly figured out I couldn’t flex the 1/16 inch thick shade pieces without breaking something. Besides, the open weave made for a better light source and a cooler environment for the bulb. And the best part was that I was able to give it as a gift so that always makes it more special.
Thanks for looking.
-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX