|Project by rdwile||posted 01-23-2013 03:57 PM||7445 views||65 times favorited||41 comments|
I have always been a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School of design. I think the elegant horizontal symmetry really appeals to me. I built this lamp from a plan in Woodowrkers Journal from the mid-90’s and was my first foray into stained glass work – I fear it will indeed be my last as well. Several trips to the glass store to get replacements was a frustration indeed.
Not only did this project include glass work, the structure for the shade is bent bar steel and of course the electrical, which was pretty straighforward.
The primary wood in this lamp is cherry, and the black painted wood is poplar. A bit of cherry and curly maple veneer finish the top of the base for an understated but very elegant look. This lamp holds a prominant place in my home office and has received many comments during its time there.
Thanks for looking,
-- Richard D. Wile, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/