|Project by Douglas||posted 06-29-2013 03:38 AM||3103 views||26 times favorited||13 comments|
The lamp is a popular one, take a look on LJs and you’ll see about 5 or so different builds of it. It’s from a set of plans from Wood magazine. But it’s so damn perfect, I had to give it a whirl. Plus I had a lot of qtr sawn white oak left over from my recent table build.
Although the angles on the frame for the shade look tricky, the plans did all the thinking for me. The “trick” was to make sure the face was on the flat side of the frames, so the ray flecks would show. Its too easy to cut them so the side grain is showing instead. It took a couple of weekends to put together, and was a lot of fun. I finished it with water based dye, sprayed garnet shellac, and then some dark paste wax. The mica for the shade and the hardware came from a kit offered with the plans. I started out trying to piece that together myself, but I ended up about 30% more than the kit, so I ordered it and was glad I did.
Now I just need to figure out where to put it in the house.