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"Intertwined" - Mountain Laurel Root Twig Wall Lamp

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Project by MalcolmLaurel posted 02-03-2014 02:57 AM 719 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This lamp is named “Intertwined”. Made from the roots and lower stem of a mountain laurel bush, uprooted during train maintenance. When I saw the color of the exposed roots while hiking, I knew I had to make a lamp of it. Mounts with one hidden screw in a keyhole slot (cut into the central burl) and a brass pin to hold it straight. The 7’ cord is hidden within the wood, exiting in the back where the various root branches come together. Left unfinished, the upper portion is debarked and sanded smooth while the lower (root) portion had just a light cleaning to show the reddish color of the roots. Named because the roots are intertwined, including a portion of root from an entirely different plant. The lamp sockets are covered with brushed copper sleeves (3/4” copper pipe, carved with a Dremel to match the shape of the branch).

More at http://home.comcast.net/~d-m-hague/MalcolmLaurel/Intertwined.html and https://www.etsy.com/listing/178050270/natural-mountain-laurel-root-twig-wall

-- Malcolm Laurel - http://MalcolmLaurel.com https://www.etsy.com/shop/MalcolmLaurel





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#1 posted 02-03-2014 04:35 AM

Thats a pretty cool idea, theres piles of uprooted trees around here from a huge flood last spring, I might have to look into something like this!

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#2 posted 02-03-2014 06:52 AM

Wow, that’s really off the wall.
Or on the wall. Very different…...................

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 02-03-2014 01:13 PM

very interesting piece, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#4 posted 02-06-2014 05:29 PM

Cool lamps, creative idea on the roots. It gives a unique and interesting look to the place.

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