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Project by Tim Pursell posted 02-18-2008 05:54 PM 6401 views 72 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some variations of an Accent Lamp I build. The design started as a display case for Beanie-Babies. The Wife wanted a few made & I decided to add stained glass or Mica & a 25w bulb. The glass panels are slid into slots on the uprights & can be replaced easily to match any decor or season. Due to the heat buidup in an enclosed lamp I use a reflecting foam backed insulator inside the top. But I just found 25w candle base flourescent bulbs that will eliminate that problem.
7-1-09 I’ve added a few more photos and a link to my signature at the bottom of this post to my Etsy store.


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#1 posted 02-18-2008 05:59 PM

Tim I really love your lamps. Especially the first one…mahogany? And is that lead or brass? So far, everything you’ve posted has been exceptional…I guess another one to add to my favorites…lol Top notch work like always.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#2 posted 02-18-2008 06:13 PM

There are great looking lamps!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 02-18-2008 06:15 PM

These are beautiful. They are definitely going on my favorites.

-- Teri, Kokomo, IN

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#4 posted 02-18-2008 06:22 PM

Beautiful! Reasonably priced as well.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#5 posted 02-18-2008 06:26 PM

These are exceptional!

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

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#6 posted 02-18-2008 06:27 PM

I’m with Critterman. I love the lamps and these are another thing to go in my favorites list.

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#7 posted 02-18-2008 06:29 PM

Jim, All of the wood in these lamps is White Oak. I have made them in Cherry, Mahogany & even Poplar( the beanie displays were made of poplar). The lead is copper colored with a liquid patina availible at any stained glass shop. You can also make the lead a soft black, looks good in some applications.


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#8 posted 02-18-2008 06:44 PM

These are really gorgeous lamps.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 02-18-2008 07:02 PM

Those really look great, nice website too.

-- Illegitimis nil carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down

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#10 posted 02-18-2008 09:52 PM

I would much rather see backlit stained glass than beanie babies any day. Nice work!

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#11 posted 02-18-2008 10:28 PM


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#12 posted 02-19-2008 12:29 AM

Great Ideas. I have to add to my favorite file for future projects. Thanks for sharing such a great ideas

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#13 posted 02-19-2008 02:04 AM

Now these are really neat. Your friends and neighbors will think you broke the bank at the furniture store. great work!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#14 posted 02-20-2008 01:37 AM

Very impressive work Tim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 01-21-2011 04:53 AM

Added to my favorites. very nice work

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