|Project by grace123||posted 12-27-2013 07:21 AM||1892 views||20 times favorited||18 comments|
This was a fun project. I used plans from Woodcraft Magazine. The first part of the project was very straight forward. I used quartersawn white oak and made the lamp shaft.
After making the base came the really fun part of making the shade.
Arms were next added for a place to rest the shade.
Of course the electrical wiring was needed. I purchased the hardware from a company called Grand Brass Lamp Parts.
This company sells modern cords, plugs and sockets as well as reproductions of old-style electrical lamp parts. I chose the old-style fabric-wrapped cord and Bakelite plug.
The final step was to insert the mica. I ordered the mica in a large sheet from Asheville-Schoonmaker. It cut very easily on my table saw.
Asheville-Schoonmaker sells mica sheets in in white, amber and green.
I screwed in the light bulbs. The moment of truth came when I turned on the switches. And here is the final result.
I gave this lamp to my mother for Christmas. It was a bit hit.