Lamp #3

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Project by Tag84 posted 03-25-2013 03:38 PM 2669 views 20 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone,

Made this lamp from ricepaper, leftover pieces of walnut and oak.
I initially made it as a birthday gift, but i like it too much to give away :).
The Idea was to incoporate his company logo in the lamp on all sides, so it shines trough.
I will have to make another one .
It’s again a simple construction with 8 notches on all 4 posts, where the cross beams fit into. Held together with glue and 8 screws.
I counter sunk the screws, and inerted dowels.
The legs are then screwed onto The baseplate from underneath.
To fit the power cable, i drilled a hole trough the leg with a extended forstner bit.
I have an led light in there now, i like it because of the low power consumption and almost no fire hazard.
Measurements; H 20.5’’ W 10.2’’ L 11.8in.
Finished with 1 coat of danish and beeswax.

Thanks for watching!

-- -Thomas -

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#1 posted 03-25-2013 03:47 PM

Looks like it creates some great ambiance. Kudos for hiding the cord as much as possible.

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#2 posted 03-25-2013 04:32 PM

That really nice. I have entertained the thought of trying to make a lamp of some sort. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#3 posted 03-25-2013 04:41 PM

How did you mold the shade? Is it just rice paper or did you back it with polystyrene or anything? Where does one even acquire rice paper? Never seen it in stores.

I’m looking to make a lamp like this one (but taller) in the near future and the shade seems the hardest part to me. Yours seems to have a nice look and diffusion about it.

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#4 posted 03-25-2013 04:54 PM

You are excellent with balance. Positive and negative spaces and lines. Have you done anything with curves? So what did you give for a present? :)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 03-25-2013 05:01 PM

I like it. Much more than the bird house :)


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#6 posted 03-25-2013 05:12 PM

Another wonderful design. You have such a great sense of style. I love it’s uniqueness and the wood choices.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#7 posted 03-25-2013 07:26 PM

Very nice. I like it.
I have always wanted to build a lamp.
Thanks for the inspiration.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 03-25-2013 10:45 PM

easy and cool. thanks for the inspiration.

-- "Luck favors the prepared" Edna Mode in 'The Incredibles'

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#9 posted 03-25-2013 11:11 PM

Thanks everyone!
Inspiring people makes me really happy :) Schofleine its just one sheet of rice paper all around glued on with contact average glue.
You can buy it online or maybe asian specialty shops?. Doc More shapes to come in the future i think :), As present i’m making another one still got a week :)

-- -Thomas -

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#10 posted 03-26-2013 02:09 PM

would be nice to see it lit up

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#11 posted 03-26-2013 04:53 PM

Excelent! Good job! Try to copy soon! Congratulations.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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