Arts & Crafts Table Lamp

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Project by DonnBialik posted 03-16-2011 04:27 PM 2351 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a lamp in cherry for Mom for Christmas. Got the basic design from plans from a WoodShop pdf floating around the web. I used my own detail on the leg and sides. I used potassium dichromate to age the cherry then 3 part oil. The dang shade was the most expensive part. Real silk handmade in USA. Using chinese lamp shades on an Arts & Crafts table lamp is just a sin, right?

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#1 posted 03-16-2011 04:40 PM

Nice lamp – the shade is an excellent match. Where did you get it? Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 03-16-2011 08:12 PM

Nice lamp…it is great looking. I like the detail coming down into the base. Glad you went with the American shade. Always buy American when you can!

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#3 posted 03-16-2011 08:19 PM

very nice very fine work!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#4 posted 03-16-2011 10:14 PM

Very nice lamp. I’ve had a lamp on my todo woodworking list for a long time. Any special advice? I don’t think the shade looks bad. It’s certainly a lot less expensive than mica or arts & craft style stained class.

-- Glen

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#5 posted 04-03-2011 05:55 AM

Glen – Just go for it. It’s a lamp so even if you mess it up you didn’t waste much wood.

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