Arts & Crafts style Night light - floor standing

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Project by Mork posted 11-28-2012 01:11 AM 5122 views 77 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a floor standing Night Light I made. It’s a variation on the table model I have been producing and selling on ebay and Etsy. I’m not getting rich but it provides a good excuse to spend a a few bucks on my shop. The hole cut in the bottom illuminates the lower shelf.

Also pictured here is my latest table model with glass in the top. The original design had a solid top. I like them equally well but the ones with the glass in the top provide more light.

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#1 posted 11-28-2012 01:20 AM

Simple and elegant, I like it, well done!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#2 posted 11-28-2012 01:25 AM

Slick design. Beautiful.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-28-2012 02:09 AM

very nice! do you make the glass panels?

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#4 posted 11-28-2012 03:16 AM

Very nice design! I also like how a small plant can grow quite nicely under the light.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 11-28-2012 03:18 AM

Very nice lines, well done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 11-28-2012 03:39 AM

I like it, simple but very nice looking.

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#7 posted 11-28-2012 06:46 AM

Very nice looking design .
I like it. Good luck!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 11-28-2012 12:21 PM

Thanks for all the compliments. To Mike, yes I make the glass panels using the copper foil method. It is a fairly easy process. Well, easy with straight cuts anyway. I’ve tried more complex patterns and they are considerably more work. I made a simple jig that looks kind of like a paper cutter but in the place of the blade I mounted two guide bars. The glass cutter sits between the bars so a straight square cut is easy.

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#9 posted 11-28-2012 04:05 PM

very nice

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#10 posted 11-28-2012 05:59 PM

To be aptly called your zen corner.

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#11 posted 11-28-2012 06:25 PM

These are beautiful lamps and nicely photographed too.

-- Jonathan 2Cor. 4:6

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#12 posted 11-28-2012 10:28 PM

Zen Corner, I like that!

As for the photography well, digital helps. In other words I can take 30 pictures with various lighting and get lucky on a few :o)


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#13 posted 11-28-2012 11:14 PM

Well done. I need to make one of those.

-- Ed Carlinville IL

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#14 posted 11-29-2012 12:26 AM

Kunk, I have thought about making something much larger and tall for primary lighting. i was thinking about something similar to the floor standing nightlight but with a top that was larger and elevated slightly. Sort of a lamp shade effect so that you get plenty of usable light but still have the stained glass look. One person on eBay contacted me and wanted me to use mica in a night light. I may try this at some point but mica is slightly higher priced than stained glass and I’m not sure I’d like the effect as well.

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#15 posted 11-29-2012 02:00 AM

Nano nano

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