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Walnut Bent Lamination Floor Lamp #1: the design

09-20-2008 04:06 AM by bfd | 16 comments »

Here is the first of two new projects I am currently working on. This is a commision that I received for a floor lamp. After several revisions here is what we finally settled on. FritzM of LJ made the suggestion of eliminating a base detail I had and having the the uprights flare out to form a tripod and the client loved that idea. Thanks FritzM! I gave my client a short list of woods that I could build this out of and he left it up to me so I selected walnut. Here is a shot of the ...

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Juniper Log Furniture : Floor Lamp #6: Wicked Lamp is finished

05-26-2009 10:02 PM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 11 comments »

This lamp is just the coolest. The then ribbon movement and sweeping motion is phenomenal. 71” tall to the top of the shade The base is 39” x 24” It weighs 70 lbs As you can see we added turquoise throughout.

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Juniper Log Furniture : Floor Lamp #2: Sanded

05-26-2009 08:01 PM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 3 comments »

It has been awhile since I have updated the progress on some of our projects. Here is the limb and base, they are both sanded. The limb is ready to be scribe fitted to the base.

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How I made #11: Floor Lamp with LED Light

10-26-2018 12:23 PM by WoodenWorldDenic | 6 comments »

It all started by asking myself how to use a walnut board with a natural edge, which left from some other project. I wanted to put a plexiglas between two such boards, but I later changed my mind and decided to use only one board, because it seemed visually to me more tempting. For the light source I used a LED strip that illuminates the side of the plexiglass, giving an interesting visual effect. The ability to adjust the intensity and color of the light is convenient for obtaining the appro...

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"Parasitic" floor lamp #1: Intro

08-22-2021 06:29 PM by Ross Leidy | 3 comments »

The movie “Parasite” was full of eye candy for those that gravitate towards a modern, minimalist style. One piece of set dressing that caught my eye was the tripod floor lamp that was in the living room of the Park house. The light it gave-off was more atmospheric than illuminating, and I couldn’t quite make out how the light box was constructed to shape the light like it did. It took some googling to track down more photos of the lamp designed and built by the Kore...

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"Parasitic" floor lamp #6: Turret/Arm assembly

08-29-2021 08:04 PM by Ross Leidy | 8 comments »

I glued the arms together with some CA glue. The all end-grain joint wasn’t going to be very strong regardless of glue choice. I just needed it to hold together until I could drill a center hole. Then I applied some wood glue to the arms where they met the bottom of the turret, keeping the glue about 1/4” from the edges to avoid any squeeze-out. I temporarily inserted a bolt through both pieces to align them while gluing. I used a hole saw to cut a disc of UHMW plasti...

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Tripod Floor Lamp #2: Getting started

01-07-2020 07:38 PM by Ross Leidy | 3 comments »

The two auction sites referenced in the last entry did not agree on the overall dimensions so I’m eye-balling it. I had some anigre planks lying around that I decided to use for this project. I cut three overly-long strips, drum sanded smooth and ended up with a cross section of 1” x 0.44”. I think the original may have been slightly larger in both directions. I aimed for the legs to describe a circumference of about 14”. To start figuring out the proportions, I...

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Tripod Floor Lamp #1: Introduction

01-07-2020 06:03 PM by Ross Leidy | 3 comments »

I was casting about for ideas for a floor lamp, and I stumbled across this Mid-Century Modern gem. I say “stumbled” because with all the google powers I could muster, I was only able to find two sites that had example photos of the lamp (here and here) so running across even one image in the first place was fortunate. The tripod lamp is attributed to Alder Design in Boston, MA in the 60’s. I couldn’t find anything about the company, and assume they went out of bus...

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"Parasitic" floor lamp #5: Hinge joint

08-28-2021 05:37 PM by Ross Leidy | 4 comments »

I’m using furniture connector bolts to fasten the spline to the leg, and another for the pivot for the joint. I would have liked to have found an alternative that had a smaller diameter head that was still shallow, but I wasn’t able to locate any other options. I think these will be fine for this build, though. I then proceeded to drill the counterbore on all the pieces to recess the head and then the 5/16” shank holes. Next up was the spline that would b...

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"Parasitic" floor lamp #2: Center turret

08-23-2021 12:50 PM by Ross Leidy | 3 comments »

I’m assuming that the circular turret on the original lamp allows the light box to be rotated. In the original, the turret and arms were made of brass. And since I’m not a metalworker (yet, anyway), I’m making this component from wood. For the prototype, I’ll be using wood that I have on-hand. Given the dimensions needed and my stock, that leaves me with just cherry for the turret, turret arms, and legs. If the initial build goes well, I may shop for some more i...

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