Veneer lamps #3

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Project by yokel posted 01-13-2012 08:10 AM 2805 views 23 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Continued from previous post:

1.Walnut frame/Ambrosia maple veneer – off
2.Walnut frame/Ambrosia maple veneer – on
3.Sapele frame/Pecky pecan veneer – off
4.Sapele frame/Pecky pecan veneer – on
5.Cherry frame/Birds eye maple veneer – off
6.Cherry frame/Birds eye maple veneer – on

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#1 posted 01-13-2012 08:36 AM

super looking lamps

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#2 posted 01-13-2012 12:21 PM

Nice job, they look great!

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#3 posted 01-13-2012 03:57 PM

great work! I absolutely love that bird’s eye maple one. I will definitely try my hand at one of these.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 01-13-2012 04:02 PM

Wow! I have never seen these before. The looks great! Defiantly something I’m going to have to try.

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#5 posted 01-13-2012 05:12 PM

They all look amazing, thanks for sharing.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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#6 posted 01-13-2012 05:18 PM

Just plain beautiful. I too will attempt a pair of these. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 01-13-2012 06:44 PM

Pretty cool. How thick are the veneers? Do you need them extra thin to get the light through?

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#8 posted 01-13-2012 10:05 PM

These are all very nice! I think I like how the light shines through the bird’s eye maple veneer the best …

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#9 posted 01-14-2012 01:51 AM

As I said in the other thread: gorgeous

Would you mind sharing a few details about the build? I wonder how the veneers are attached to the sides (corners). As far as I can see the corner slats are solid not L-shaped or with a recess or groove. Top and bottom attachment are not a problem, but the sides must be flush and straight without any gaps. How did you accomplish that?

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#10 posted 01-14-2012 02:26 AM

WOW! I am definitely going to have to learn to make these!

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#11 posted 01-15-2012 12:22 AM

Rickterscale: They are standard thickness veneers 1/32-1/40”. Most of them didn’t need extra sanding, just 180-320 grits. I did give the ambroasia maple & afromosia extra sanding time for better glow through. Just be careful to sand the panel evenly if extra glow through it’s needed.

glue4you: The panels are held in grooves in both the rails & leg members. They are 3/32” wide & 1/8” deep. I added some more photos & dimensions to better illustrate the construction in the original post here:

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#12 posted 01-15-2012 02:26 PM

yokel: Thank you very much! I am very surprised about the actual thickness of these veneers and much light they still allow to get through

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany

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