Floor Lamp

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Project by JoshIndy posted 08-19-2012 09:41 PM 2173 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just got a new floor lamp finished for our living room. The pictures are taken with my phone, they may not be the best out there.

We had a cheaper metal lamp with a sand counterweight in the bottom. We replaced it with this one. Made out of blue pine from local hardware store. Coated it with spray on poly and briwax furniture wax.The way the knots stand out as red against the gray/blue of the rest of lumber is really fun on this.

This is about 6’ tall from the top of the lamp shade to floor. I really like the way the coloring turned out on the shelves with this wood. Pictures 3&4 are the bottom shelf, picture 5 is the top shelf.

I think this would look great in a place with a nautical theme….kinda reminiscent of a lighthouse.

-- People are like tea bags. You find out how strong they are when you put them in hot water. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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#1 posted 08-19-2012 10:05 PM

Good job a really cool lamp.

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#2 posted 08-19-2012 10:06 PM

Great design, the base appears well balanced by having the shelves divide the legs into thirds. Also reminiscent of a surveyor’s tripod, I think there are many styles of lampshade that would suit your base well.

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#3 posted 08-20-2012 07:15 AM

Very nice lamp! The wood color is amazing! How did you route the electrical cord to the top?

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#4 posted 08-20-2012 08:51 PM

It speaks of simplicity and elegance. I like it a lot.

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