Craftsman Style Floor Lamp

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Project by oldreddog posted 02-16-2016 05:59 PM 3425 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this Craftsman Style floor Lamp commission at Christmas from a good friends wife as a surprise birthday present for him.
It will reside in Nashville after today. It is made from locally harvested Qt. Sawn White Oak and I used Mica for the shade .
A friend and I built 3 different sleds and jigs to fine tune the details on this lamp and I think the time and attention to detail shows at the end.
2 Dye stains was used to achieve the deep color and finished with clear shellac .
The Edison bulbs give it a great warm light.
The Light sockets are made of machined Bronze and are superior to any big box store stuff.
With a cloth twist cord to supply current .
It was a true joy to build and figure out the fine details of building this Lamp.
One of the photos shows a smaller table version I build last year. Thanks ORD ….

Electric components from:
Mica from:
Dye stain from Woodcraft:
Oak Wood, Ron Meyer

-- oldreddog

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#1 posted 02-16-2016 06:09 PM

Love it, been thinking about making one after looking at some old magazines.

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#2 posted 02-16-2016 09:29 PM

another fantastic build! i’d really like to see your technique for cutting the miters and the mica. I’m in Lemont, IL. so i am also going to check out Ron Meyer for lumber always looking for a supplier of QSWO.

-- Jeff Midlothian. Texas.

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#3 posted 02-16-2016 10:37 PM

Very nice work. I love the grain and the mica.

-- - Martin

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#4 posted 02-16-2016 10:41 PM

oldred, you did a great job with the build and finish. Your friend should be ecstatic.

-- Art

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#5 posted 02-16-2016 11:16 PM

Beautiful Lamp sir.

-- "It's not scrap until it's sawdust", and maybe not even then...MAKwoods

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#6 posted 02-17-2016 12:26 AM

That looks great.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#7 posted 02-17-2016 12:44 AM

Man that’s a great looking A&C lamp! I’m sure your friend will enjoy having that beauty in the house!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#8 posted 02-17-2016 04:04 AM

Nicely done.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#9 posted 02-17-2016 01:13 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments and support … on to the next projects 2 small lamps one of Spaulted Maple and one more small table of Qt.Sawn White Oak. these go off to Mich.

-- oldreddog

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#10 posted 02-17-2016 01:27 PM

Love the way you highlighted the grain on the QSWO!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#11 posted 02-17-2016 03:02 PM

Beautiful lamp! Your attention to every detail really shows.

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#12 posted 02-17-2016 06:09 PM

can you share any details on the sleds?

-- "Experience is what you get the day after you needed it" Mark Twain

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#13 posted 02-18-2016 01:18 AM

Sure can , let me get some quality photos together and I will post on Sat. with my disease I will at the Hospital for treatment Thursday all day. I can take some photos on Friday, so just hang tight.but i will do my best.

-- oldreddog

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#14 posted 02-24-2016 03:44 PM

can’t get sled photos to upload , sorry will try again soon.

-- oldreddog

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