Four wall lamps

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Project by MalcolmLaurel posted 12-17-2013 03:43 AM 1219 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a set of four wall lamps I made for my cabin. The backs are reclaimed American Chestnut log slabs salvaged from the siding of the cabin when I was renovating it; the arms are mountain laurel. The 6” pierced tin lampshades I found at a flea market, and I used 3/4” copper pipe to cover the lamp sockets. The pull chain switches are buried in the back, with top exiting cords to go to overhead receptacles in the spaces between the bedroom windows. Finish is clear shellac, which did a wonderful job of darkening the weathered chestnut boards and bringing out the grain. I still have two more shades so I’ll eventually make two more for the third bedroom.

-- Malcolm Laurel -

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#1 posted 12-17-2013 04:43 AM

Another winner

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#2 posted 12-17-2013 04:47 AM

These are beautiful. They would fit nicely at my summer place. Great shades. Well done.

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#3 posted 12-17-2013 10:33 AM

Great work. I love your imagination.

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#4 posted 12-17-2013 04:56 PM

These are awesome. Absolutely love them. Great job and welcome to LJ’s

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#5 posted 12-20-2013 05:11 PM

Cool lamps! Like the look of the arms and the slabs are gorgeous which are perfect with the lampshades. Great job!

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