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Friday, May 31, 2013

Cherry wood floor lamp

Continuing my living room re-furnishing with a floor lamp. Sticking with my retro theming, I decided to make the legs using the same chevron shapes I cut out in my Jetsons wall clock. This is the first piece in the room which I built out of solid wood. I wanted to retain the soft, rounded edges of the table part of the lamp and that would be difficult with plywood.

 






One problem I encountered was attaching the light fixture to the 1/2" steel conduit. I was kind of surprised to discover that there are no connectors or adapters to fit one to the other. I ended up just epoxying them together which seems to work out fine.



Also of note in this video is a great method for cutting circles on a table saw. I've used this technique many times and it always produces perfect circles. You could also rig up a similar sled to a band saw.



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15 comments:

  1. Nice easy design Would be fun to make.
    Do you have the pattern for the legs?

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  2. Steve,,,,,You're amazing

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  3. That is one amazing table and i see you have the mini pallet coaster on there

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  4. Love the floor lamp, Steve,
    and another great video.
    Thanks.
    Roy

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  5. Get some acid brushes for spreading glue around already, or something. Now your table legs are held by edge banding glue. I don't think I'd have gone with that fix. Isn't edge banding glue like hot glue? Not really a great adhesive for making furniture with.

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    1. I agree with you that edge banding is not the right way to patch this. He should have cut a slice of solid wood. But let's give him a break, alright? I think your comment reads a bit snarky and judgmental.

      You got any videos of your fine furniture building that we can watch?

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  6. Like it. I'll give this a go one weekend!

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  7. Hello i watch you from Athens Greece very good work you are doing
    Could you put to your website Learn more woodworking plans for example your router table ?

    Thanks Dude !!

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  8. Steve - congratulations you are starting to look like a fine woodworker... Your projects are getting better and better and you are dangerously close to sleeping with the enemy. You are just one $500 hand plane away from joining the (country) club.

    in all seriousness, your videos go to show that good design trumps overly complicated technique. I see way too many projects in the magazines that are nothing other than a showcase for skill rather that something that looks good and is useful. I am putting this lamp on my short list of to do projects.

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  9. The first time Astro runs through the house chasing Elroy, he will smash that table into a thousand pieces.

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  10. Steve, Any chance you could add the plans to this project?

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  11. I might skip the lamp portion and just make an end table.

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  12. I love all your floor lamp great post.....

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  13. Steve, all your floor lamps look so gorgeous. I have a lot of lamps at home, too. I just like to decorate my house with a lot of lamps. I got most of my floor lamps from World To Home website. If you get a chance, check out their website. I think you'll like it! :)

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