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I visited Falling Water a couple of years ago. I love simple design. the shade is Walnut, the base is purple heart and tulip wood.
-- Thank God for sawdust... Ron. TX resident...
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#1 posted 03-30-2008 12:30 AM
You got me here big guy. Is it a lamp or a waterfall? Please post more pics so we can understand this piece. thanks
-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president
#2 posted 03-30-2008 12:36 AM
It’s a lamp… I’ll get more pix…
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#3 posted 03-30-2008 12:38 AM
Let me try… The waterfall is the grain of the wood. It is a two sided box for a shade and it bounces light off the wall behind from the open sides. Am I close?
#4 posted 03-30-2008 12:47 AM
Falling Water is a house designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright in PN. He designed not only the house, but many of the furnishings and accessories as well. I am not at all above stealing good design :)The upper portion is a book matched walnut shade. There is a lightbulb behind it. I’m pleased you caught on the grain pattern…I thought the same thing about the pattern.
#5 posted 03-30-2008 01:07 AM
Is that the house that has a waterfall in the living that flows outside? I think I understand now.
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#6 posted 03-30-2008 01:25 AM
Thanks for jogging my memory about the house. I saw this some time ago on a show about houses that he had built. The only reason I remembered it was that a house here in town was also featured in the show. But the symbolism of this one escapes me (I can plead guilty to being devoid of artistic ability).
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
#7 posted 03-30-2008 03:52 AM
Scott-I think I must have mislead somehow… This is a copy of a bedside lamp Frank had in his house…that’s all… I saw it in one of the wood mags and decided to make it. I’m not always artsy-fartsy…somtimes I just make stuffF… :)
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#8 posted 03-30-2008 05:57 AM
i like the lamp, i bet the way it lights up the room is cool.
-- eric post, tallahassee FL
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#9 posted 03-30-2008 07:18 AM
I guess I’l have to wait for more pictures.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX
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#10 posted 03-30-2008 10:41 AM
Yes, me too, I’m still confused , more pictures please.
-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"
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