Frank Lloyd Wright lamps - Router Forums
 19Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-21-2017, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Country: Canada
First Name: Jamie
Posts: 78
 
Default Frank Lloyd Wright lamps

I found a book at the library on Arts and Craft projects. I really liked David Thiel's version of the Wright lamp that was designed by Wright for his Fallingwater house in Pennsylvania. I decided to follow his plan with a few minor modifications. The original lamp had a granite base. David changed it to gloss black painted pine and I moved it on to clear maple with shellac finish. Stayed with the walnut shade. I also changed the lamp post and shade to make the lamp taller and narrower.

A fun project and pretty quick to do. I was able to resaw my walnut scrap down to the 3/16" thickness on my bandsaw then clean it up with a hand plane. The 45 degree lamp shade mitre turned out perfect right off of the table saw. His trick of taping the outside of the lamp shade joint with painter tape really pulled it together during the glue up. Held the base components together during the glue up using the lamp hardware. If you want to take on this project, David Thiel's instructions are excellent. I learned a lot. Finished with two coats of blonde shellac followed by steel wool and wax.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05833.jpg
Views:	109
Size:	743.7 KB
ID:	294097  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05832.jpg
Views:	107
Size:	855.5 KB
ID:	294105  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05835.jpg
Views:	100
Size:	699.7 KB
ID:	294113  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05838.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	693.3 KB
ID:	294121  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05843.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	700.1 KB
ID:	294129  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05842.jpg
Views:	98
Size:	639.0 KB
ID:	294137  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05852.jpg
Views:	101
Size:	672.0 KB
ID:	294145  

jemangin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-22-2017, 01:48 AM
Forum Contributor
 
Stick486's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Country: United States
First Name: Stick
Posts: 27,073
 
Default

very nice....
well done...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

Stick....
Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”
Stick486 is online now  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-22-2017, 02:11 AM
Moderation Team
 
Cherryville Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: Canada
First Name: Charles
Posts: 15,647
 
Default

Nicely done.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
Cherryville Chuck is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-22-2017, 11:17 AM
Registered User
 
JFPNCM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Jon
Posts: 4,038
 
Default

Well done indeed. Appreciate the details as well.

Jon
JFPNCM is online now  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-22-2017, 11:22 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Country: Brazil
First Name: sid
Posts: 558
 
Default

Very fine job! Congrats! Sid.
ksidwy is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-22-2017, 11:37 AM
Marine Engineer
 
kp91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Doug
Posts: 4,652
 
Default

Well executed

Doug
1 John 1:9
Fredericksburg, VA




http://disasterreliefeffort.org/
kp91 is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-22-2017, 11:47 AM
Forum Contributor
 
Gaffboat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Oliver
Posts: 2,127
 
Default

Excellent job and a nice looking lamp.

Dragons slain. Damsels rescued. No reasonable request refused ... unless the dragon's really big.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~ Leonardo da Vinci

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. ~Oscar Wilde

http://profhenrys.blogspot.com
Gaffboat is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-22-2017, 12:33 PM
Registered User
 
vindaloo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Country: United Kingdom
First Name: Angie
Posts: 1,651
 
Default

Never heard of the Fallingwater House. That's an impressive building.

Loving the look of the lamps too, we couldn't make something like that, we're too useless to touch electrics, so our government thinks.

When everything around you is going to pot, get out in the workshop.
vindaloo is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-22-2017, 03:00 PM
Forum Contributor
 
DesertRatTom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Tom
Posts: 17,386
 
Default

That produces a really soft, reflected light. What a nice project.

The more I do, the less I accomplish.
DesertRatTom is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-22-2017, 08:03 PM
Official Greeter
 
old55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Country: Australia
First Name: Ross
Posts: 6,716
 
Default

Very nicely done.

Ross,
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia


Enjoy the knowledge of others that can be found within.

‘Members are requested to add a first name in their profile as we are a very friendly bunch here'.
old55 is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
In Honor of Frank Lloyd Wright oldhudson49 Show N' Tell 4 04-23-2017 11:25 AM
Dedicated To Frank BobbyLee Sign Making 5 05-01-2016 05:37 PM
Frank Byers in the hospital Mike Lobby 7 04-20-2016 07:44 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome