Wood Magazine Prairie-Grass Desk Lamp

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Project by dlgWoodWork posted 07-09-2015 09:43 PM 4880 views 21 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After finishing my last project, these candle holders, I needed my next project. Wood Magazine came to the rescue with this project in their newest issue. It is a cordless, LED desk lamp. The one in the magazine was made from Walnut. I made mine from Cherry, but will likely do another one in Walnut. This was a very fun project and I am please with how it came out.

C&C welcome.

The video is below.

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#1 posted 07-10-2015 11:35 AM

Nice job. Beatiful design. Very impressive. Like a lot. Good choise of proyect. Congratulations

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#2 posted 07-10-2015 02:37 PM

That is a great eye catcher for a desk. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 07-10-2015 04:27 PM

Very attractive work.

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#4 posted 07-10-2015 06:30 PM

Great design

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 07-10-2015 09:47 PM

Wow, you didn’t waste any time did you? I think the ink on the magazine is still wet. Excellent job on the lamp.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#6 posted 07-11-2015 04:24 AM

Wow, you didn t waste any time did you? I think the ink on the magazine is still wet. Excellent job on the lamp.

- Lenny

I was like what people really build the projects in the magazines….. ya’ll are better woodworkers than I am… I thought the whole art to this was managing all the woodworking magazine subscriptions

I liked this light when I was flipping through my copy and thought it might be a good project to make a bent lamination for the main arm… I might have to try this for Christmas gifts or something

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#7 posted 07-11-2015 05:42 PM

My favourite wooden small project – lamp. Outstanding simple, modern design. Video presentation isvery educational.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 07-11-2015 11:12 PM

Thanks for the comments all.

@playing- I thought of bent lamination on this too, but with the arm being much wider and the bottom than near the top I am not sure how it would look. You would have to do bent lamination then still have to cut it out, as you wouldn’t need the full width toward the top except where the lamp shade attaches.

Would love to see one though, make sure to post pics if you try it.

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