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Project by rjb37 posted 08-18-2013 10:19 PM 1767 views 17 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this light after searching for them and finding that they cost hundreds of dollars. My lamp was made from poplar scraps dyed walnut with art glass panels. The glass was my most expensive item at $35. I used a fluorescent lamp to avoid issues with the heat from incandescent lamps. It’s about 16” high and 5” square.

-- accidental woodworker





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#1 posted 08-18-2013 10:45 PM

Nice work, looks good!

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#2 posted 08-19-2013 12:12 AM

Nice looking light, I’ve seen similar hanging from mailboxes in my neighborhood.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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#3 posted 08-19-2013 02:03 AM

Great looking light…very nice indeed…well done.

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#4 posted 08-19-2013 03:25 AM

I like it a lot. Good photo of the lamp turned on

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#5 posted 08-19-2013 07:04 PM

As you can see it doesn’t throw a lot light. My wiife uses it as a mood/night light.

-- accidental woodworker

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#6 posted 08-19-2013 07:05 PM

Great build. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 08-19-2013 07:19 PM

Very nice style! I like your material selections from the stain color, to the shade glass.

Well done!

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#8 posted 08-19-2013 07:28 PM

Well Done

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#9 posted 08-20-2013 01:01 AM

Where did you buy the art glass?

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rjb37

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#10 posted 08-20-2013 01:54 PM

I got the art glass from Delphi art glass. They have an incredible amount of glass to choose from. My glass is opaque because I wanted light to come through but obscure the light source.

-- accidental woodworker

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#11 posted 08-20-2013 10:49 PM

Great, thanks. We have some pendant lights with the same glass, this will accent nicely in a piece I’m working on.

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