Table Lamp Pair for AZ Home

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Project by gdaveg posted 12-04-2020 08:49 PM 628 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a pair of table lamps for the guest room in our home in Oro Valley, Arizona.

They are constructed of Walnut, Maple and Padauk. The finish is a coat of Zinzer unwaxed shellac followed by 4 or 5 coats of Deft Spray Lacquer – Satin and a coat of wax.

In the first picture the parts are just stacked, not screwed in final position. Included in this photo is a mesquite window sill that goes in the kitchen window (I like it so much that may do more of the window sills).

Second picture shows the bottom of the base and two of the caps. In the center of the base piece (maple) is a small hole that was drilled through both the upper (walnut) and lower (maple) base piece centers. An aligning pin was used during gluing to aid in aligning for clamping. After gluing a 1.125” hole was drilled through the base assembly to help run wires.

They were finished them just prior to our flight back to Washington State to spend time with our son’s family for Christmas.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA

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#1 posted 12-04-2020 10:20 PM

Nice work Dave! They definitely have an Arizona feel to them.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 12-04-2020 10:40 PM

Thought of using mesquite to make them more southwestern but already had the walnut padauk and part of the maple.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA

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#3 posted 12-05-2020 02:47 AM

Very creative.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 12-05-2020 04:10 PM

I like your design!

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#5 posted 12-05-2020 04:19 PM

I’m feeling the SW in them, nice touch.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 12-05-2020 04:54 PM

The shades I currently have are not right for these lamps, but had them on hand. I want to get metal shades like the one on my Walnut Pump Lamp project on this site.

These are definitely an upgrade to the original lamps. I appreciate all the nice comments.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA

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#7 posted 12-05-2020 05:15 PM

nice design

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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