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Old 01-02-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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One of my recent projects. I haven't hid the wires yet so you can kind of see them above the books, but they hid well when I used black wire. They were suppose to be stained, but it was a humid day in the garage and the stain dried very unevenly so I painted them black. Will be starting new ones that will be stained.

I bought cheap globes, made a custom round base on my home made router table. Used a low profile black switch that looks real clean on the top I got from Radio Shack. The middle shelf is removable. Never built a lamp before and wanted to do something different. The four post sides are 1x1 with dados for the sides and back to glue into for a raised panel type look.






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Old 01-03-2011, 07:32 PM   #2
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Dude... idunno.... I LIKE them black with the white globes!

Nice work!

(....now to go steal your idea....)

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Those are really sharp dtsman. They look great painted black. I'm looking forward to seeing the one's you stain.
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I'm with DM and gma on this one...they look really good! I like it!
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Never built a lamp before and wanted to do something different.
I know what you mean there too! Did you see the lamps I made in my 'creations' thread? Some DangerMouse creations and projects

I hate the 'standard' cloth-shaded lamps you buy....
Some of those things are just truly ugly and worthless.
In fact, they have an "ugly lamp" contest here at the fairgrounds every year!

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Nice!
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When will the non-painted ones be done? Looking forward to pics!

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Wow such a good idea.. looks great.
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Thanks for the positive comments.
Stained version is no time soon. When the sun starts staying up longer so will I. Plus when I do an upscale-stained version, I want to use bigger and prettier globes, or anything other than standard lamp shades. Been thinking about an inverted mini chandelier design that utilizes three canleabra style light bulbs. Still brainstorming.

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Cool! Keep us posted!

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