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Project by jcsterling posted 293 days ago 1662 views 21 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For years the wood used in this lamp was tramped upon and driven over. I rescued this former barn flooring and have had it squirreled away for many years waiting for special projects. the color is wonderful and the wood polishes like no cherry I have used before.

As for the lamp itself….the design is mid century and the build is mortise and tenon joinery. it has a six sided center post and a handmade shade (not by me) with leaves embedded in the paper.

hope you like it and no it cannot be used as a paper towel holder :)

Edit: added a photo of the prototype lamp done in mahogany for you to see center post.
edit 2: added a photo of walnut lamp with burlap shade.

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 293 days ago

Very nice work as well.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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GerardoArg1

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#2 posted 293 days ago

Nice. Have another views? More pics of the center, up an down sides?

Edit: Thanks for new photo! Looks nice. Which finish use?

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

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mgb_2x

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#3 posted 293 days ago

Nice job!

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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Schoffleine

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#4 posted 293 days ago

Was wondering if you had any more info on the lamp shade from the person who made it? I’m also making a lamp and the lamp shade is the part I’m having the most difficulty figuring out.

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grizzman

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#5 posted 293 days ago

dang john, i thought it was the most beautiful looking trash receptacle i had ever seen, then you had to go and ruin it, but as soon as i saw the shop, i thought, this is great, now he will have more light to see what needs cleaning…LOL…Its a beautiful lamp, what is the shade made from, and i bet you have been just waiting to get into that cherry, what fun it is to get into some beautiful wood you yourself have salvaged…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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SteveGaskins

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#6 posted 293 days ago

Nice design and build.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 293 days ago

Great design it looks as if the effect with light would be
wonderful. Very nice finish.

Jamie

-- 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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#8 posted 293 days ago

John you always have very interesting pieces and fine workmanship.Love this look ,great job.

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GenerationWW

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#9 posted 293 days ago

Great design!

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deon

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#10 posted 292 days ago

Looks great!

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Heavy

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#11 posted 292 days ago

Nice design. Please add a photo with the lamp on. I am sure it looks great,

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#12 posted 292 days ago

I love the mid-century style, this looks great.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 291 days ago

Beautiful build.

Lee

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#14 posted 290 days ago

I LIKE IT!

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Fishinbo

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#15 posted 289 days ago

Very pretty lamp! Like the unique stand, very well made. The shade is cool with those leaves. Great job!

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