|Project by KnotCurser||posted 03-06-2012 10:30 PM||1726 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
Saw this idea on a few different websites and decided to give it a shot.
My wife wanted a new lamp for the top of her dresser. It only had to throw a small amount of light so this was the perfect solution.
I started with a 4×4 of white oak and chopped it down to two pieces – one to hold the bulb and one for the switch. I really didn’t expect all the tiger striping grain patterns – sometimes you get lucky!
I played around with the layout and decided I liked it best a tad offset.
The hardest part was drilling out the bottom of the switch pillar as the switch base was much larger than the switch top – I had to do a bunch of hollowing before it finally fit.
A quick hole to feed the switch wires from one pillar to the other and then just glue the two together – all done!
The finish is an outdoor oil as I wanted an aged look. The bottom was covered in felt after these pictures were taken to cover up the large holes I had to bore out.
Picture Three shows what the Edison Bulb looks like when it’s on – VERY COOL!
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