Some more lamp-building woodworking.

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Project by riverguy posted 10-07-2012 04:15 AM 1907 views 13 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another table lamp, this one of the “accent” persuasion. There are two art-glass panels, both held together with an intricate frame of African mahogany, wenge and Hawaiian Koa. The black-lacquered posts are cut from Mahogany, which I use because it is stable enough to use for these long, slender pieces and not have to worry about them warping or twisting later on. This is especially important in a lamp like this one where the wiring has to run up inside channels in the posts, plus the cross-pieces are cut through the posts, too.

The piece stands about 42” tall and uses two single-tube, 24” fluorescent fixtures for the lighting.

Another labor of love, for sure! Hey, if anybody ever has a “how did you do that?” about any of these projects, just ask!

-- Skip, Forestville, CA,

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#1 posted 10-07-2012 04:40 AM

What a lovely lamp. Did you also do the stained glass work?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 10-07-2012 01:30 PM

Simple beautiful. You’ve achieved a very fine taper on the uprights, not easy by any stretch. An overall look of sombre elegance.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#3 posted 10-07-2012 02:03 PM

Like it. Another great project. Thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 10-07-2012 03:48 PM

What a lovely lamp. Did you also do the stained glass work?

—Hawaiilad Larry

Thank you all for the kind words! Yes, for many years I’ve had these two passions of fine woodworking and art glass, so one day I just said to myself, “Self, why not combine them?” I was living in Hawaii at the time, so a lot of my work then was inspired by tropical motifs and lava flows. You can see more of it at

-- Skip, Forestville, CA,

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#5 posted 10-07-2012 11:11 PM

Very cool looking lamp. I really love some of your works on the website.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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