|Project by bygrace||posted 12-29-2013 03:51 AM||1433 views||21 times favorited||16 comments|
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.