Cedar Root Lamp

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Project by southgalawyer posted 05-18-2014 03:10 AM 1475 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Made a new lamp. The base is a piece of root from a south Georgia red cedar tree—I got it from my a tree that was being removed from my neighbor’s yard. The shade is wrapped in garden jute, which I wiped down with shellac to remove some of the brightness of the green. It’s about 19.5” tall. Coolest piece of wood I’ve had my hands on in quite a while!

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#1 posted 05-18-2014 04:32 AM

Great wood, great idea and great execution. Isn’t it nice when every now and then you find something so neat that whatever you make with it is wonderful. I especially like the Cedar and what we have in West Texas we call Cedar is really a Juniper with a pretty dark red heartwood. Old fence posts of this that have weathered a lot of Texas seasons are exceptional pieces.
I really like your lamp. Where did you get the jute?

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