LumberJocks

Mission Lamp and shade

  • Advertise with us
Project by bygrace posted 12-29-2013 03:51 AM 1607 views 22 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve actually had this lamp done for a few months, but hadn’t ordered the hardware because I was too busy building other projects for Christmas. Finally got them in and installed today.

This is a style I’m sure most of you have seen. I tried to change it up a bit to make it more my own. The dimensions are a little different. I designed my own inserts for the panels in the base, styled after my Mom and Dad’s cabinets. I put a four position rotary switch in the base – top light on, bottom low watt light on, both on, both off. And added a few other details like the ridge at the top of lamp body. I also “winged it” and added the top on the shade. I think it gives it more of a complete look.

That third picture sure is a good shot of a light bulb isn’t it! Actually I just wanted to show that I finished the inside of the shade.

Made with red oak, stained, three coats of Watco natural, and a few coats of spray lacquer, ( I’ll go with white oak for my next lamp, I really like the rays in the quarter sawn). The translucent shade and inserts in the lamp are amber mica. The hardware is antiqued brass.

My next will be a little more ambitious. Check out the lamps at ragsdalehomefurnishings.com. A real inspiration.

Thanks for looking and, being fairly new to all this, I really do appreciate any comments or suggestions. I will also try to be prompt in answering any questions.

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.





16 comments so far

View JustplaneJeff's profile

JustplaneJeff

182 posts in 649 days


#1 posted 12-29-2013 04:06 AM

Really like the design, and craftsmanship. Look forward to seeing the one you make out of Quarter Sawn White Oak, that will really pop/

-- JustplaneJeff

View HillbillyShooter's profile

HillbillyShooter

4871 posts in 1038 days


#2 posted 12-29-2013 05:26 AM

Outstanding! You really designed additions that make this lamp yours, and did an excellent job on both your designs and craftsmanship.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View aussiedave's profile

aussiedave

3014 posts in 570 days


#3 posted 12-29-2013 07:18 AM

Very nice lamp Andy…beautifully made and I really like the design. The whole build is exceptional…great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

View clarkey's profile

clarkey

447 posts in 1802 days


#4 posted 12-29-2013 11:40 AM

Great looking lamp !

View AstroGuy's profile

AstroGuy

58 posts in 2790 days


#5 posted 12-29-2013 12:17 PM

Wonderful looking lamp. Great execution.

I like the way you illuminate the base through the translucent sides. Is there another bulb inside the body of the lamp or is this just transmitted light from the outside?

-- Richard

View 489tad's profile

489tad

2492 posts in 1758 days


#6 posted 12-29-2013 01:26 PM

Very nice.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

View Doe's profile

Doe

1076 posts in 1576 days


#7 posted 12-29-2013 01:44 PM

Beautiful lamp. Thanks for the link, I love that stuff.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

View Edwardnorton's profile

Edwardnorton

74 posts in 673 days


#8 posted 12-29-2013 03:12 PM

Very well done! All I can add to that is get rid of that CFL bulb! HA..seriously or I should say personally I would never use them and it’s just the reason I purchased 1,000 – 100 watt incandescent light bulbs during the last sale our Menard’s home improvement store had on them a few months ago. Other than that you really stand out with this project!

-- EdwardNorton

View Philip's profile

Philip

1154 posts in 1285 days


#9 posted 12-29-2013 04:49 PM

That is a nice looking lamp. Well done.

-- I never finish anyth

View Dan Nolan's profile

Dan Nolan

45 posts in 470 days


#10 posted 12-29-2013 05:17 PM

Totally awesome – I’ve had this style of lamp on my “to do” list for years.

View HuckD's profile

HuckD

206 posts in 460 days


#11 posted 12-29-2013 07:01 PM

I really like this. Favorited.

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

View bygrace's profile

bygrace

140 posts in 715 days


#12 posted 12-29-2013 07:04 PM

Thanks all for your kind words. In looking at the quality build of the projects you guys have posted, it really means a lot!
Richard – There is a small night light bulb (7 watt?) in the base. It can be turned on separately from the upper s-cluster.

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

View Mean_Dean's profile

Mean_Dean

1785 posts in 1893 days


#13 posted 12-29-2013 10:10 PM

Beautiful Mission table lamp! You did a great job on it, and I’m looking forward to your next one!

(By the way, I agree—the CFL’s gotta go…..!)

-- Dean

View DanMelander's profile

DanMelander

6 posts in 364 days


#14 posted 12-30-2013 12:11 AM

Great looking lamp!

View DouginVa's profile

DouginVa

487 posts in 1019 days


#15 posted 12-30-2013 02:08 AM

One of the nicest looking lamps I’ve seen here on LJ. Nice job!

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase