Lamp with Kumiko Panels from Pallet timber

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Project by tfscottwoodworking posted 01-16-2014 09:59 AM 7724 views 16 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece was made for an upcoming exhibition “create from a crate” it is made out of pallet timber and tasmanian Myrtle.

The lamp screeens have “kumiko” panels with the As-ah-no-ha pattern “washi” paper is glued onto the back of each press-fit panel. The lamp houses a LED light powered by 6xAA batteries. There is also a panel held by magnets on the bottom for replacing the batteries.

This piece has 16 staggered through-tenons, 6mm x 6mm.


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#1 posted 01-16-2014 12:27 PM

Very nice. Love the design on top.

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#2 posted 01-16-2014 01:02 PM

Very cool! Beautiful work.

-- Craig Bullard

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#3 posted 01-16-2014 03:37 PM

What a unique and wonderful design .well done.


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#4 posted 01-16-2014 03:59 PM

Very Neat design, How big is it? – looks like it could be a small table.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#6 posted 01-17-2014 12:53 AM

Man that’s a lot of joints on that! Great looking lamp!

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

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#7 posted 01-17-2014 04:53 AM


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#8 posted 01-17-2014 08:55 AM

Hi, its actually quite small just 260×260 x 300mm.


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#9 posted 01-19-2014 02:28 AM

nice work! I really like the through tenon idea. I made a couple lamps and struggled with how to join the corners. I came up with a mixed half-lap type of system, but i like this one a lot, maybe better.

How did you mill out the mortises, and how wide are they?

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#10 posted 01-21-2014 03:16 PM

Cool looking lamp! Great design and awesome joints, hard to believe it’s from pallets. Great job!

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#11 posted 01-28-2014 03:23 AM

Very nice lamp! I’ve found a few Japanese lamps I would like to make myself. Where did you find the paper for the shades?

-- Rich, Kentucky

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