Arts and Crafts style Lantern Nightlight

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Project by Mork posted 12-20-2011 03:29 AM 3745 views 36 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I originally built one of these with a single pain of stained glass to match the bedroom furniture I built which was inspired by the Arts and crafts designs. With some slight modifications and an adventure into leading glass I finished the updated lantern design. The 3 pane glass matches Arts and craft architecture and in my opinion added tremendously to the lanterns appeal.

Hmmm? I’m getting a late start for Christmas it seems…

(added one more picture of the nightlight in my living room)

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#1 posted 12-20-2011 03:30 AM

I love it!! NICE!!!

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#2 posted 12-20-2011 01:04 PM

Nice lamps!

How is the wiring set up and glass attached?

Does the top lift off to change the bulb?


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#3 posted 12-20-2011 02:29 PM

Good question… I definitely should have posted pictures with the top off. Yes the top lifts off. The top has kind of like a picture frame attached underneath which encases the four posts. Each post is made like corner molding and the glass is held inside with clear silicone in the corners. The bulb is a 7 watt nightlight bulb with a candelabra base. The cord has a dimmer which is important if you have it in a bedroom. It puts out a surprising amount of light.

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#4 posted 12-20-2011 02:35 PM

Here’s some more pictures…

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Bye Bye

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#5 posted 12-20-2011 03:21 PM

Like the glass. I am currently making a scroll saw pattern with paper backing light. You really did a neat project. I took a pick of one I liked and made a photoshop pattern of it.

-- "Bazinga"

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#6 posted 12-20-2011 05:59 PM


Another project goes on the list.

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#7 posted 12-21-2011 07:45 PM

Beautiful work, Mork. I love the Mission-style/arts and crafts stuff….timeless.

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#8 posted 12-23-2011 11:07 PM

Nice design ! added to favorites.

-- Nothing's just gets expensive

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#9 posted 12-24-2011 12:35 AM

Thanks all for the compliments!

If anyone wants the plans I drew them in sketchup. Send me your email address via Lumberjocks email and I’ll send the plans as an attachment.

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#10 posted 01-25-2012 01:54 AM

Wonderful ! How did you get the glass for it ?

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#11 posted 10-28-2012 04:13 PM

Sweet nightlight. I’ll show it to Carol to see if she would want to make a glass design if I built the light frame.
thanks, Jim

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

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#12 posted 10-28-2012 05:05 PM

Thanks Jim. Let me know if you decided to build the nightlight, I’ll send you drawing.

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