Lighthouse Lamp

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Project by TomFran posted 06-22-2007 01:07 AM 1588 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love lighthouses, and so I made an oval walnut base and constructed this accent lamp.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#1 posted 06-22-2007 01:10 AM

My wife is a nut about lighthouses. She would love this. Nice job. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 06-22-2007 04:35 AM

Another beaut!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 06-22-2007 08:32 AM

Well done Tom.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 06-22-2007 10:52 AM

that’s lovely!! Very “quaint” .

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 06-22-2007 03:01 PM

Thank you, friends! Yet another way to use up (and not waste) your walnut scraps…

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#6 posted 06-22-2007 03:49 PM

Tom, this is really a terrific piece! My wife is from lighthouse country. This appealed to her. Nice job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 06-29-2007 08:41 PM

Tom, I’m very impressed with these lamps. Did you also create the lighthouses, or get them separately to place on those very classy bases? My wife and I live in MA, but we’re Maniacs at heart. Great lamps. There’s a HUGE Lighthouse store in Wells which I’m sure would like to feature lamps like these.

Would you by chance a lamp featuring Neddic Head Lighthouse in York, ME? The missus is inquiring, and for how much?

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#8 posted 06-29-2007 10:25 PM

Steve, Thanks for the compliment on my lamps! We buy the images to put on the lamps, and then I design and craft the base to suit it and find appropriate electrical components.

Basically, I can make a lamp for whatever lighthouse someone can provide me. If you can get a Neddic Head Lighthouse and have it shipped to me, I will make you a lamp. Then, you could have your wife pick out a suitable shade or we could choose one for you. Send me a PM if you’re serious about having one made. I’m sure we can work it.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#9 posted 07-03-2007 08:57 PM

Tom, thanks for your reply. I’m not exactly sure when and if my wife is ready to get a new lamp yet. When I do, you’ll be hearing from me.

Keep up the great work.


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#10 posted 01-27-2008 01:37 AM

Hi Tom

Thanks for the comment on my work. The lighthouse you picked for your lamp is the same lighthouse my engineer brother supervised moving a few years back. That was quite a feat how they did that. When he was not on the site he could sit at his computor in Illinois and see pictures, read all the insterments on the lighthouse and track its progress. Have nice day.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 01-27-2008 01:45 AM

Wow, that’s very interesting. I actually visited the Cape Hatteras lighthouse right after it was moved. There was a special exhibit where they described the process that was involved in moving it. That was quite a feat! Your brother did a good job. Engineers are a special breed. Wish I was that smart.

Thanks for sharing that ;^D

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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