fantasy lamp

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Project by crooked posted 04-07-2012 01:48 AM 3297 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I set out to make a light fixture for my dining area. I wanted to create a fantasy theme based on a crooked house. I used an old wash tub upside down as the base. It houses 2 bulbs and would provide most of the down light. I drilled holes in the side of the tub and inserted clear glass marbles to give the light a more unique effect. I then had to build a base that could contain a circular tub to act as a reservoir because i wanted to add a stream and a fog machine. On top of that, I built a landscape that would support my crooked house, moss and stream, a front gate and path to the house. The whole thing would hang from rusty old chains. Underneath the base it drilled holes for 50 led Christmas lights that also add to the effect. The whole project was a great success and I really enjoy it in my home. There is a separate switch for the lower light and all of the stuff above.

-- al, colorado,

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#1 posted 04-07-2012 02:06 AM

That’s simply amazing!
How many hours were involved here? I cannot begin to imagine.
Definitely unique and no doubt a one-of-a-kind. You certainly captured the theme well.
Great piece and I’m sure you will get comments for decades.

-- Website is finally up and

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#2 posted 04-07-2012 02:17 AM

It took more time to think about how the electrical would work than anything else!

-- al, colorado,

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#3 posted 04-07-2012 02:59 AM

That’s a cool house! Not a straight line anywhere. I love it!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#4 posted 04-07-2012 08:22 AM

It looks realy great but its going to be a nightmare to keep clean

-- Dreaming patterns

#5 posted 04-07-2012 10:44 AM

Very beautiful lamp.


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#6 posted 04-07-2012 12:40 PM

This is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cool! Thanks for sharing with us!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#7 posted 04-07-2012 01:06 PM

That’s cool. Definitely a great conversation starter for the dinner table.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#8 posted 04-07-2012 01:06 PM

You have a real talent for this. Great job!

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#9 posted 04-07-2012 02:59 PM

Great joining of imagination and an ability to never get too serious, really like it. Did not see a picture of
the stream, I have used small AC powered 6 volt pumps to create small streams and distilled water to
keep keep deposits from forming. What did you use? Had to check out the web site also, you have a
good selection there. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#10 posted 04-07-2012 03:06 PM

This is a wonderful and whimsical lamp,just so creative and unique a real charming work of art.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 04-07-2012 03:53 PM

Wow…absolutely beautiful. The detail is amazing. Fine work!

-- Royce, Iowa

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#12 posted 04-07-2012 07:58 PM

Truly an amazing work of art. This will be talked about on here for a long time to come. Amazing!!!

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?

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#13 posted 04-07-2012 11:01 PM

Very creative and well done

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#14 posted 04-08-2012 03:20 AM

I have been checking daily 3 for 6 months now without and account just lurking but this project made me go, sign up and login just so I could say, “This is so freaking awesome!” That is one of the coolest things to show up on here, artistic and just great craftmanship.

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#15 posted 04-10-2012 05:24 PM

I flat out love it!!!!!!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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