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Lamp made from floor drain cover and reclaimed hardwood

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Project by Mac Baladjay posted 12-11-2019 04:13 AM 1256 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While Buying materials for my studio at the local hardware store, the cast iron floor drain cover came to my attention. I was attracted to the vertical slots of the drain. I feel that there is something that can be done with them and the wood. Well here it is. I design and build a lamp out of them. The legs are from 10mm round brass, and i used led light. Finished in oil. Hope you like it.





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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 12-11-2019 04:18 AM

Very Cool Lamp!!!
I like it all, the wood selection, the cast iron, the bronze/copper, the rivets.
Extremely cool build.
Jon

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Ivan

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#2 posted 12-11-2019 05:22 AM

Very, very interesting and unique project. Interesting idea for material used.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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BurlyBob

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#3 posted 12-11-2019 06:21 AM

I like that a lot. Your combining the metal with the woods is spot on. A real stylish piece.

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#4 posted 12-11-2019 08:27 AM

Cool, repurposed design. I can spend hours walkin around salvage yards and bigbox stores lookin at things and imagining how to repurpose stuff.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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mikeacg

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#5 posted 12-11-2019 12:12 PM

Beautiful job! Has that cool, steam-punkish look that I like!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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swirt

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#6 posted 12-11-2019 01:26 PM

Clever use of non-traditional materials.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#7 posted 12-11-2019 02:43 PM

Thats pretty cool!

-- Doug...

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#8 posted 12-11-2019 02:47 PM

very cool

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#9 posted 12-11-2019 03:19 PM

thats a great look very industrial,great job thinking out of the box for a unique look and design.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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GR8HUNTER

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#10 posted 12-11-2019 03:30 PM

very kewl looking GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#11 posted 12-11-2019 04:59 PM

That is the difference between me and a real artist. I have no vision. An artist gets up in the morning and thinks “today I will make a very neat lamp out of floor drain covers”. I get up and look for what others did and made a pattern of for me to follow…

That is really a very unique and cool looking lamp.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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Mac Baladjay

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#12 posted 12-12-2019 12:11 AM

Thanks a lot.

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#13 posted 12-12-2019 01:17 PM

Industrial combined with a touch of Greene and Greene. Very unique. I like it. This goes right to my favorites list…

-- Tim in Tucson

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cross_wings_wood

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#14 posted 12-14-2019 03:12 PM

I like making things that give someone a lot to look at. All the details, cleverness of the design, etc. You really nailed it for me too. Going immediately into my favorites also. Other than that, I can’t think of anything to write that hasn’t already been written here. Nice work!

-- Richard, Austin TX - "Every repair job is really just an upgrade oppty in disguise!"

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