|Project by msurvilo||posted 03-12-2014 08:04 AM||2269 views||18 times favorited||10 comments|
I made these as Christmas gifts for three very special people.
I saw this plan in one of my magazines and thought I’d give it a try (shopsmith I think). I was given a bounty of 3/4” T and G oak flooring that I thought would work great. While I started the first, I figured I was going to do a lot of repeat cuts, and that I might as well make three. Wow. I had no idea how much more work that was going to be. About as much time was spent making my wooden pieces as was soldering together my stain glass joints.
The lamps have a three wire (not to be confused with three way) switch that lets me control the light inside the glass, and the light in the lampshade individually.
The stiles that hold the glass sheets are mortised into matching top and bottom frames. It’s a simple design, but when making three there’s a lot of pieces involved…
As far as finishing, I used stained the oak first, then applied 3 coats of rub on satin poly.
I’m looking forward to working with the left over glass and trying to make a lap jointed lamp shade for a similar styled lamp.
Thanks for looking
-- Matt, California.