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Dad & Daughter Project #1 - Waterfall Lamp

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Project by nobuckle posted 04-21-2012 04:40 PM 2480 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was started quite a while back. This was the first project that my oldest daughter and I have created together. This lamp is a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired copy of a lamp found in his Waterfall house. We added some of our own flare to the project by turn the bottom part of the base at a 45 degree angle. The feet are nothing more than 1 inch diameter discs that I think used to be wheels on a wooden toy. The main part of the lamp is made of walnut. The base consists walnut and white oak. We used Minwax Special Walnut to stain the lamp and then applied two coats of Miwax Polycrylic as the protective finish. All-in-all it was a fun project. The best part was the time my daughter and I spent together. Thanks for looking.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"





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doncutlip

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#1 posted 04-21-2012 04:41 PM

I really like the lamp, it looks great and you did a fine job on it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Skylark53

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#2 posted 04-21-2012 05:53 PM

Time well spent. Nice lamp, especially nice memories for you and your daughter.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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T. D. Reid

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#3 posted 04-21-2012 08:26 PM

Very nice lamp and story. Is the original lamp at the Waterfall house made out of walnut? Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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Roger

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#4 posted 04-21-2012 09:34 PM

Really nice, and it sheds a nice mode of light

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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nonickswood

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#5 posted 04-21-2012 10:03 PM

Very Nice,
Nothing better than working with your Children.

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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clieb91

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#6 posted 04-22-2012 01:23 AM

What a great project and way to spend time with your daughter.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 04-22-2012 01:33 AM

Way cool plus working together makes it all the better.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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KOVA

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#8 posted 04-22-2012 02:17 AM

BEAUTIFUL LAMP POST-MODERN ASPECT ;-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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eddie

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#9 posted 04-22-2012 02:53 AM

thats a cool lamp.got to try it.it will always hae a history of the time you two spent together.really looks great too,nice finish

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 04-22-2012 02:33 PM

Congrats on your combined efforts : )
I think I might give this a shot with thinner , light colored wood, that might look translucent when on .
Thanks for the idea !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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GenerationWW

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#11 posted 04-22-2012 03:40 PM

There’s nothing better than taking on a project with your kids Great job!

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ www.generationwoodworks.com for free!

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nobuckle

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#12 posted 04-22-2012 05:57 PM

Thanks everyone for the positive feedback. I wanted to mention that we used Minwax Special Walnut and not the Natural 209 as stated before.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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TomFran

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#13 posted 04-23-2012 12:20 AM

Very cool looking lamp. Congratulations on a nice job!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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brandon26

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#14 posted 04-23-2012 10:15 PM

I love the way this let’s out the light. Plan on making one of my own in the future. Hope u don’t mind.

-- Trial and error is the best way to learn. http://www.woodworkinginfos.com

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