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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. Gilroy, CA





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Bradford

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#1 posted 2308 days ago

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

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bigguy

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#2 posted 2308 days ago

It’s a lamp… I’ll get more pix…

-- Thank God for sawdust... Ron. Gilroy, CA

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rikkor

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#3 posted 2308 days ago

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?

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bigguy

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#4 posted 2308 days ago

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.

http://www.paconserve.org/index-fw1.asp

-- Thank God for sawdust... Ron. Gilroy, CA

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Bradford

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#5 posted 2308 days ago

Is that the house that has a waterfall in the living that flows outside? I think I understand now.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 2308 days ago

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

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bigguy

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#7 posted 2308 days ago

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… :)

-- Thank God for sawdust... Ron. Gilroy, CA

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sidestepmcgee

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#8 posted 2308 days ago

i like the lamp, i bet the way it lights up the room is cool.

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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GaryK

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#9 posted 2308 days ago

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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Colin

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#10 posted 2308 days ago

Yes, me too, I’m still confused , more pictures please.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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