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Greene and Greene Ceiling Lamp

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Project by edward60 posted 02-23-2013 10:04 AM 3393 views 33 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two years ago, when I begin to woodwork, I need ceiling lamps to my houses hall. Because I like the Greene and Greene style I founded Robinson bedroom ceiling lamp at the site Jeff Grainders . I liked this lamp. Three monthes I worked and finished this project. I used sapele and wenge ( spleenes and plugs). I had to learn Tyffany technics with stained glass. I used stained glass “Spectrum”.





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woodshaver

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 12:40 PM

Nicely done! This deserves a “WOW”
These are very sharp looking High End Ceiling Lamp’s. I like the way you vented the enclosure (no over heating here) , love the tiffany glass nice job on the pegged joints as well and the finish is perfect! This is an excellent build! Congratulations!

PS. Wellcome to Lumberjocks!

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 01:17 PM

Great Greene and Greene ceiling light. I have planed to put one in my kitchen only in a larger size. I love the Sapele with a clear finish it just glows. What did you use for the finish? Did you make a template to cut the cloud
lift cutouts on the side and the ends and then use a router with a pattern bit to cut them out? I make the pillowed box joints with my band saw then drill out the waste on the inside and finish off the inside with a chisel of the same width. I get a very clean joint that way. I keep a 3/16 round over bit in an old Craftsman router table to round over the box joints and tops of the side and ends. If you are a fan of G+G like I am I’m sure that you will have some other G+G projects to show us in the future. Once again a great Greene and Greene piece.

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#3 posted 02-23-2013 01:46 PM

Edward, I tried to do a search for Jeff Grainders but had no luck. Could you give me a link to a site if you have one?

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#4 posted 02-23-2013 02:04 PM

Beautiful piece—great design and very nice build. Love your details from the ventilation cloud lifts to the pillowed box joints. This goes straight to My Favorites list for future reference. If I could ask, would you please share more details about your references for both the G&G design and the stain glass design. A big thanks for sharing this project!

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#5 posted 02-23-2013 02:09 PM

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#6 posted 02-23-2013 02:55 PM

Beautiful work

Jamie

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#7 posted 02-23-2013 03:20 PM

Edward, thanks for sharing your references! This is what I absolutely love about LJ—incredible knowledge, resources and unreserved sharing. This site has expanded my learning experience and enthusiasm more in one year than the past ten years. Thanks again, John.

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

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#8 posted 02-23-2013 03:30 PM

Edward, Thanks for the links. I’m feeling a bit Neanderthalish after looking at Jeff Grainger’s work. If only I had the time to explore some of my own designs further. Hopefully I will in the future. I agree with HillbillyShooter on the things that I have learned on this site. I only hope that I have offered some insight to others with my postings here. Looking forward to more of your work.

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#9 posted 02-23-2013 03:42 PM

Those are beautiful light fixtures ! Great job : )

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#10 posted 02-23-2013 04:01 PM

About finiish. Staine- Varathane Gel stain Red Mahagony, then – one layer primer ( I do it simply : mix poliurethane laсquer with white spirit) and two layers poliurethane lacquer Varathane poliurethane interior ( oil based). I am prefer lacquers on the oil based. About stain glass. In justice Greene and Greene brothers used in their llighting furniture Tiffany technics mainly.
But I liike Frank Lloyd Wright stain glass style, for example Praire style. http://franklloydwright.tercenim.com/stained_glass.htm

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#11 posted 02-23-2013 05:21 PM

Wow, very nicely done. The finish looks great too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 02-23-2013 05:37 PM

Beautiful piece of work. I noticed the covers are hinged. How do you keep them secure? Is there a latch, a magnet, or what?

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#13 posted 02-23-2013 06:00 PM

Everything about them is gorgeous, fantastic work!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#14 posted 02-23-2013 06:25 PM

Oh, it is story. I am a long time to found better fixture for cover of the lamp. I am tested few methods . The weight of cover is about 3 kg. As a result I used magnets wiith force of tearing about 4 kg.

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#15 posted 02-23-2013 06:36 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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