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Craftsman Style Stained Glass Lamps

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Project by msurvilo posted 03-12-2014 08:04 AM 1779 views 17 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

-Blessings

-- Matt, California.





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 03-12-2014 09:34 AM

Some real great lamps. I have always wanted to try making projects like this. One day I’ll get to it I hope. Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 03-12-2014 12:24 PM

Beautiful project, I have been wanting to do a cabinet with the craftsman style glass doors similar to this. I just don’t know where to start with the stained glass part. Your project is truly a work of art. Kudos

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#3 posted 03-12-2014 01:01 PM

those look really cool, very unique, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#4 posted 03-13-2014 12:13 AM

beautiful work. They look great.

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#5 posted 03-13-2014 01:09 AM

Great looking lamps! I’m sure the people you gave them to love them!

-- Dean

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#6 posted 03-13-2014 02:18 AM

Nice! We have a store bought Craftsman lamp like this, only because my wife is impatient. She does stained glass and I do woodworking. We have the equipment, but not the time. Maybe soon, if I can retire.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 03-13-2014 02:18 AM

Excellent, can I get say 5? I will be REAL GOOD this year I promise… LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 03-13-2014 02:23 AM

Very nice lamps, gotta love the stained glass…

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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#9 posted 03-13-2014 02:57 AM

You made fantastic gifts.

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

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#10 posted 03-13-2014 04:56 AM

Great work Matt.
Those came out beautifully.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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