End Table and Lamp

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After twenty fours years, I finally replaced my college end tables and lamps. I made a set of three walnut lamps and aged cherry end tables. I baked the cherry tables on my deck last summer in the drought for 30 days. They turned very dark. Then I applied a light coat of General Finishes “antique cherry” stain. Finally two coats of satin urethane.The table plan is from Woodsmith Vol 22/No 127.

The lamp is a variation of a Wood magazine plan. The lamp has three CFL bulbs in it. The frame of the lamp has frosted glass inserted into the frame on each side. The cut glass was about $65 total. The two internal lamps back light the frame inside the lamp. I put a cord switch near the base of the lamp. I built the lamp base so it comes apart to change bulbs. It’s a little too big for the tables I made, but I’m OK with it. I only put tung oil on the walnut.

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#1 posted 03-16-2013 02:30 PM

Very nice, I built that end table last year.

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 03-16-2013 03:19 PM

Great build
Do you have a picture with the lamp off?


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 03-16-2013 03:26 PM

You do some very nice, well crafted stuff, like this table. Went through your projects. Yep…good stuff. Some WOW pieces.

I almost past it up while looking through the projects page. The pictures do not do your woodwork justice? Hard to really see the beauty of your stuff?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 03-16-2013 03:38 PM

Thanks guys. I appreciate it. Jamie, send me an email at [email protected] and I can send you some images of the lamp components…Scott

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 03-16-2013 03:39 PM


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#6 posted 03-16-2013 07:28 PM

Beautiful. Love the lamp!

-- Travis, South Dakota

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 03-16-2013 08:16 PM

Thanks Scott


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#8 posted 03-16-2013 08:25 PM

Beautiful I love them both just perfect in my book I need to get round to making such a lamp and also I have two giant glass black tiles approx 0.5 metres square each which I could use one under this for holding magazines etc.Best wishes. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#9 posted 03-17-2013 01:57 AM

These look great. I really wanta build lamps like this someday. Very nice work on the table too.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#10 posted 03-17-2013 03:10 PM

They both look real good, thanks for sharing!

-- Half-assed and whole-hearted, Kenny

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#11 posted 03-18-2013 09:49 AM

Love this, it looks brilliant.The presence of an end table in your home serves you more purposes than you can imagine. This may not be known by some homeowners and so they do not include this among their furniture. However, its use can be maximized if you find one that is not only durable but also costs less.Finding the appropriate end tables can bring out more functionality in your living room or to any other areas of your home.

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#12 posted 03-19-2013 04:42 PM

Pretty end table and lamp! Great design and build on both, they complement each other. The lamp created a very nice light effects on the shiny table top. Great work!


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#13 posted 03-20-2013 03:40 AM

two beautiful pieces you have there! Very nice additions to your home!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#14 posted 03-23-2013 06:10 AM

Very nice, I love it!

-- Pierre - "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." Winston Churchill

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