Cedar Lantern

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Project by GenerationWW posted 682 days ago 1498 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished the lantern! I started it maybe five months ago and got busy with other builds, leaving this to collect dust. This lantern is made to decorate the inside of your house and will hold up well outdoors because it is made with Cedar. I cut the glass myself using glass from old sun porch windows I tore down a while back. I decided to white wash the sides, the entire interior, and leaving the roofs the natural color. I wasn’t going to white wash it at first, but I am glad I did. With the roof, my intentions, if it is placed outside, is to eventually get that great grey weathered look to it. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 682 days ago

Well done!

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#2 posted 682 days ago

Now that is going to e real handy…. Nice job

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#3 posted 682 days ago

That is a really neat lantern!!!!!!!!!!! Nice going!!.............Jim

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#4 posted 682 days ago

I agree – the white works well. Nicely done!

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#5 posted 682 days ago

Great job ,there are some tough angles you had to deal with on this one.

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#6 posted 682 days ago

Nice lantern and a great job on precision woodworking.
Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 682 days ago

Nicely done.

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#8 posted 682 days ago

Wow a lot of compound angle cuts all done to perfection.

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#9 posted 682 days ago

Thanks everyone!

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#10 posted 682 days ago

Now this is a nice project. I like it.


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#11 posted 682 days ago

looks great

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#12 posted 682 days ago

Great work. I always like projects that re-use materials. The color contrast is a stand-out. How did you figure a way to protect the lid from the candle heat?

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#13 posted 682 days ago

I like this ,great job on those cuts

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#14 posted 681 days ago

VERY nice. I have thought of making one like that for years. Looking at yours encourages me to get to it!

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#15 posted 681 days ago

Thanks everyone. Nomercadies….. the intention is to use the battery powered candles but a real candle will work. The stipulation is that the candle needs be pretty short, no longer than 4”, which leaves roughly 9” of space between the flame and the roof. A lot of the heat escapes through the holes in the lid.

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