Translucent veneer floor lamp

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Project by donaldcox posted 04-12-2012 02:27 PM 2348 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my wife, against her request…so I guess it is for myself. This is a translucent veneer lamp with a body made out of solid, figured, black walnut. Design created as I went. The veneer is birdseye maple stabilized with fiberglass and epoxy. One lower board has two knots that I also added birdseye veneer to the back, although you don’t get a sense in the pics of the translucency. Feet and top made out of maple. For lighting I used dimmable CREE LED puck lights. Grain filled with rotten stone during finishing. French Polish although I haven’t yet buffed. The lamp is 5 feet tall, 11 inches wide. The model is my beautiful daughter.

Walnut from the Wood Rack, Branford, CT….a great small business for those in the area.

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#1 posted 04-12-2012 03:05 PM

Nice! I’ve been thinking about doing something like ever since I got a bandsaw for Christmas. Now I feel inspired.

-- - Nicholas, Silver Spring, MD

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#2 posted 04-12-2012 03:12 PM

Interesting. very modern.

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#3 posted 04-12-2012 04:15 PM

Heh, I like it “against my wife’s request” sounds like the basis for a great project from time to time. Nice lamp nontheless.
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#4 posted 12-07-2012 06:19 PM

nice would like to see how u suported the bulb.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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