Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style Table Lamp

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Project by rdwile posted 450 days ago 3750 views 57 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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,

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#1 posted 450 days ago

Wow that’s way cool,woodworking +glass work +metal work this all =s talent galore and a amazing lamp.GREAT job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 450 days ago

that is beautiful, I am a big fan of his style. you did an excellent job on the Glass work.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#3 posted 450 days ago

Very nicely done—cool!

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

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#4 posted 450 days ago

That captures the prairie perfectly!
Well done.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#6 posted 450 days ago

It is a wonderful looking lamp Richard. It doesn’t look oriental , but it has of the same appeal with it’s simple. yet dynamic lines. very nicely crafted project and well worth the effort you made to construct it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 450 days ago

Great job! An excellent conversation piece.


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#8 posted 450 days ago

That is a pretty project!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#9 posted 450 days ago

thatsa a beautiful pc of work very very nice, I plan on building a Tiffany style wooden lamp someday soon, but you have inspired me with this great pc of work

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#10 posted 450 days ago

Very nice. Great looking project. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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Jamie Speirs

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#11 posted 450 days ago

Richard that is so cool I could see it in many different locations
It would also blend into any style. The finished item has it all.
Well worth all the effort.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#12 posted 450 days ago

like it looks great

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jim C

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#13 posted 450 days ago

Gorgeous and it exudes warmth.
I too always appreciated Frank lloyd Wright visions and designs.


-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#14 posted 450 days ago

Love the lamp! Love the guitar in the BG too.

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#15 posted 450 days ago

Super nice lamp : )

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