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Project by GenerationWW posted 06-05-2012 11:37 PM 1629 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 06-05-2012 11:40 PM

Well done!

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#2 posted 06-05-2012 11:49 PM

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

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#3 posted 06-06-2012 02:13 AM

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

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#4 posted 06-06-2012 02:16 AM

I agree – the white works well. Nicely done!

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#5 posted 06-06-2012 02:22 AM

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

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#6 posted 06-06-2012 03:47 AM

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

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#7 posted 06-06-2012 07:56 AM

Nicely done.

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#8 posted 06-06-2012 08:49 AM

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

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#9 posted 06-06-2012 09:49 AM

Thanks everyone!

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

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#10 posted 06-06-2012 11:13 AM

Now this is a nice project. I like it.

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#11 posted 06-06-2012 01:06 PM

looks great

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#12 posted 06-06-2012 04:08 PM

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 06-06-2012 08:08 PM

I like this ,great job on those cuts

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#14 posted 06-06-2012 08:49 PM

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 06-06-2012 09:09 PM

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.

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

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