Lighthouse Lamp

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Project by Max posted 10-10-2007 06:16 PM 3306 views 8 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are Lighthouse Lamps that I made for one of my daughters for Christmas a couple of years ago. I had her take a couple of pictures of them for me. I remembered that I had made them when seeing them again on a recent trip to visit them. She and her husband have quite a collection of pictures of Lighthouses that they have visited along the coast of Washington and Oregon.

These are made from a plan that I found in a plan book (which one I don’t recall, age ya know). They are constructed of pine and then painted. They have a three-way switch that allows you to have a little lamp inside the Lighthouse on by itself (as in one of the pictures) or it can be on with the main bulb or just the main bulb. It has a small storage drawer also which doubles as access to the small bulb inside the Lighthouse.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#1 posted 10-10-2007 06:29 PM

Very cool, uhm or should I say hot. Great job.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#2 posted 10-10-2007 06:53 PM


I love lighthouses, and this lamp is great. If you ever locate the plan or could replicate it from memory, could you send me one. I’d love to make one of these.

I really like the light inside the lamp.

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

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#3 posted 10-10-2007 07:22 PM

These would be a great addition to any beach house or condo.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 10-10-2007 07:30 PM

Rob, Tom and Charlie,

Thank you for you the compliments.

I sent you a message with the information on where I got the plans and hardware.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 10-10-2007 07:58 PM

Very nice Max.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 10-10-2007 09:45 PM

I very much appreciate this project. I lose sight sometimes that it is okay to paint wood for a project such as this. It looks great!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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#7 posted 10-10-2007 10:14 PM

Wayne and Branden,

Thank you, Yup sometimes it is ok to paint wood!!!!

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 10-11-2007 04:16 AM

Max, that’s really neat! My wife is from lighthouse country in the Maritimes of Canada. That’s a really great lamp!

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

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#9 posted 10-11-2007 05:40 AM

Thank you for the kind words Tom, I really appreciate it.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#10 posted 10-11-2007 05:49 AM

Max a great idea about using a light for the windows of the lighthouse.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#11 posted 10-11-2007 07:15 AM

Great looking lamp Max. I really like it.

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

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#12 posted 10-11-2007 04:13 PM

Bill and Karson,

Thank you, I really enjoyed making these it was fun to see them come together. I like the light inside also adds a different look.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#13 posted 10-11-2007 09:08 PM


-- Jesus is Lord!

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#14 posted 10-19-2009 12:53 AM

That’s really cool! Did you use miter joints?

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#15 posted 10-19-2009 03:29 AM


No I did not use miter joints, just rabbit joints. Thanks for the compliment.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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