Taliesin Desk Lamps

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Project by H Reynolds posted 11-19-2011 06:49 PM 4496 views 34 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These Taliesin Desk Lamps are made out of Black Walnut and Cottonwood.
They are 23” at the top, the base is 10” square, the shade 14” square.
The shade material is a waterproof rice paper. Frank Lloyd Wright designed
one in 1925 for his home in Wisconsin named Taliesin.

-- H

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#1 posted 11-19-2011 07:34 PM

A work of art! FLW would be proud.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 11-20-2011 01:07 AM

Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 11-20-2011 02:17 AM

Very nicely built – I appreciate your skill & talent!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 11-20-2011 05:38 AM

Beautiful design, great job

-- Back home. Fernando

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#5 posted 11-20-2011 05:46 AM

Awesome!!! Great Job!

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#6 posted 11-20-2011 05:54 AM

Nice design, nicely done! Where did you get the good quality lamp socket?

-- JohnnyB - - Sometimes determination can substitute for skill.

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#7 posted 11-20-2011 06:53 AM

beautiful work. very nice and different than most projects here.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#8 posted 11-20-2011 12:28 PM

Really nice design! It’s functional and artistic and the end result is great! Nice job

-- Greg - Vancouver, BC

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#9 posted 11-20-2011 03:19 PM

I love this style lamp. Made one myself a few years ago. It was very prone to tipping forward. Most
people put rocks in the base to make it more stable. Or is that just the FLW falling water motif. Has any one tried this style with some kind of hidden weight to make it more stable? Never the less I think that it looks great. I like the contrasting splines

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#10 posted 11-20-2011 06:10 PM

Great job love the look of this.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 11-22-2011 06:49 AM

Nice job on the lamp. I have been going crazy looking for a place that sells waterproof rice paper for a set of room dividers I built about 6 months ago. Where did you find it?

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#12 posted 11-24-2011 02:01 AM


thank you for sharing!

-- So much wood, so little time

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#13 posted 02-13-2012 01:08 AM

Gorgeous pair of lamps …really like the style and your Craftsmanship is superb : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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