|Project by George||posted 01-09-2012 03:00 AM||1610 views||4 times favorited||3 comments|
I looked all over for a lamp to put on the table next to my chair. I couldn’t find one I liked and the ones that came close were way overpriced, imho. So, Wood Magazine came out with a lamp plan in this issue, so I made one with scraps in my shop. It’s made with red oak and the uprights are made from seasoned pine I salvaged from an old door. The splines are 1/8 baltic plywood, stained dark. I gave it a coat of Danish oil and finished it with Dak spray satin finish. The lamp kit I got from Lowes and I put a dimmer on it. One thing I ran into when I bought the lamp kit, I got the one with a 10-inch harp. I found that was too tall for a table lamp so I put an 8-inch one it which I like much better. It was fun to build. I’ve got about $25 in it including the shade.
-- I did measure it twice, it's still too short.