Create a nostalgic glow that illuminates your woodworking talents.
By Tom Svec
Overall dimensions: 17"w × 17"d × 215⁄8"h
Shed light in a study, main living area, or bedroom, and on a special era of 20thcentury craftsmanship with this classic home accent. Made from quartersawn red oak, this pleasing project consists of several duplicate parts, which speed construction. A pattern for the corbels and shop-tested setups and jigs helps in making the identical parts and assemblies. For the shade, which sits neatly on a pair of crossbar supports at the top of the lamp base, I used thin panels of amber mica that I cut and installed with clear silicone caulk in the rabbeted shade frames. If this is your first lamp, you’ll find the diagram on page 36 a helpful reference for safe and simple wiring.