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Project by George posted 01-09-2012 03:00 AM 1582 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

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#1 posted 01-09-2012 03:50 AM

Cool design a great looking lamp ,nice design too.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-09-2012 04:27 AM

Turned out really good. Congratulations. Way to go on the recycle as well.

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........

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#3 posted 01-09-2012 05:23 AM

That sure is a handsome Lamp!
It’s nice when you can find the wood right in the shop for your project!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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