Greene and Greene lamps

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Project by Ken Reed posted 08-06-2012 06:24 PM 2918 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first picture is of a desk lamp, the second two are of a wall sconce to replace an old porch light. Mahogany and mica with copper.

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#1 posted 08-07-2012 12:41 AM

Very impressive! I love the warm glow shining through when the lamp is illuminated. The copper overlays(?) add visual interest—the designs are very intriguing. Is the mica something you have to prepare, or is it available in uniform sheets.

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#2 posted 08-07-2012 12:54 AM

A wonderfully unique lamp super job.


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#3 posted 08-07-2012 03:07 AM I found them a while back while quoting a job for a client. One of these days I am going to tackle a few lamps like the Gamble House has.

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#4 posted 08-07-2012 09:25 AM

Well done looks great. Love G & G

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#5 posted 08-07-2012 03:24 PM

Wdwerker has the source pegged; Asheville Mica sells a bunch of different styles. These are among the darkest and lowest grades with lots of inclusions, which I prefer. The first lamp is lapped joinery, but the second one, with my logo, is mortise and tenon Dominoes, which is much easier to make.

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#6 posted 08-07-2012 03:37 PM

Ken that is so nice

It has that nice aged look as well

The Asheville Mica is a new one on me


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#7 posted 08-07-2012 05:02 PM

Great job on these lamps. Love Greene & Greene. Hope to make some of these someday. Woodworker’s Supply has mica as well. Used them a couple of years ago in making an arts & craft lamp.

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#8 posted 08-07-2012 05:41 PM

Mr. O’Neil,

Thanks for the lead on mica at Woodworker. They are somewhat more expensive than Ashville Mica. Ashville also has a wider choice of colors and thicknesses.

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