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Project by Richard Xuereb posted 226 days ago 728 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a lamp for the living room. I didn’t want to turn one, for some reason I don’t like round floor lamps. So I decided to do a Washington Monument style. I bought some wood at a woodworking show a while back and I decided to use it. Unfortunately I lost the name of it. I had some lace wood and walnut hanging around so I inlaid the sides with lace wood and edged with the walnut

-- Richard S Xuereb





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Kryptic

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#1 posted 226 days ago

Looks very nicely done.

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LesB

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#2 posted 226 days ago

Good looking.
Did you weight the base to help stabilize it?

-- Les B, Oregon

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Richard Xuereb

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#3 posted 226 days ago

Yes, it was a very dense wood but I thru a few lead sinkers inside. Maybe not too good for the environment.

-- Richard S Xuereb

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sras

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#4 posted 226 days ago

Very nice! I like the design concept.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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oldnovice

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#5 posted 226 days ago

I like the lamp a lot, thanks for sharing. The inlay adds detail not found in most lamps.

If you want to be eco conscious, do not use lead, instead put some cat litter in a heavy plastic bag and you can add/subtract as needed.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Kristoffer

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#6 posted 225 days ago

Very nice lamp. Where do you get your lamp hardware? And, can you tell us anything about the lamp shade?

-- Cheers and God Bless

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tefinn

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#7 posted 225 days ago

I’m with you, I prefer non-turned lamps as well. You did a great job on this one.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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Richard Xuereb

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#8 posted 225 days ago

That’s the next project Kristoffer, Lampshade. I have the plans for a amber one. This one was bought at Lowes, along with the hardware to hold it. I turned the base that holds the blub socket.

-- Richard S Xuereb

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Kristoffer

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#9 posted 225 days ago

Thank you. WOW! You found that shade at Lowe’s?! I need to go to your Lowe’s, it almost does the base justice. I can’t wait to see how you finish it off.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 223 days ago

Fantastic lamp! Great monumental design on the base, beautiful wood and the walnut inlays are great accents.

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