Mission/Praire style lamp

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Project by Davevand posted 01-26-2020 05:46 PM 461 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lamp is made with cherry with mica panels. The shade was made from a plan for a desk lamp, but everything else was designed on the fly. The post and base are thick cherry veneer over plywood or MDF. I sude MDF in the base and bottom of the post for added weight.
Turned out nice and I really light the light it gives off, much softer than the old wally-world special I was using.

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#1 posted 01-26-2020 06:33 PM

Very nice!

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#2 posted 01-26-2020 07:02 PM


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#3 posted 01-26-2020 10:05 PM

Very interesting and eye catching.

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#4 posted 01-27-2020 12:16 AM

Well made. And a great design. Did you make your own cherry veneer?

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#5 posted 01-27-2020 02:08 AM

I like it. Nice work on the shade.

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#6 posted 01-27-2020 03:19 PM

Nice work! There are so many mica tone and texture options to consider. I went with a thinner amber for the first lamp. I used the thicker amber in the follow-up lamps. I definitely like the thicker amber for strength and glow. I bought the Mike White plans from Rockler as I recall. Those plans called for art glass. That was way too heavy for the build.

I have a floor lamp in the consideration stage. Really nice work

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#7 posted 01-27-2020 05:21 PM

I did make my veneer, resawed 4/4 and planed it down to ~1/8 inch, each side generally has the same grain pattern. I have a bunch of mica left over, so I think I am going to make a matching lamp out of white oak. I think I used the same plans as woodetal for the shade, mine was from a Woodworkers Journal Apr 2000 plan. Not a good plan, several measurements and steps missing.

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