|Project by fissionchips||posted 05-16-2012 10:22 PM||1859 views||15 times favorited||4 comments|
Welcome to my second veneer lamp post. The first project can be found here.
This time around we have a knot in maple, but not the discouraging kind of knot. This is a trefoil knot, the simplest non-trivial knot according to Wikipedia.
The design is courtesy of the amazing duo behind LZF lamps. Do check out their site, they have a remarkable array of lamps.
If you can tie an overhand knot you can make this lamp. The ratio of length to width is 12:1, so serendipitously a 96” roll of 8” wide veneer fits the bill. The veneer must not contain glue seams because they are liable to come apart when bending. Regarding the choice of material, birch’s even grain gives a warm glow, while maple shows off its stripes when lit from behind.