One-of-a-kind Handcrafted Cherry and Ash Hardwood LampsPage 1: Cherry Lamp Page 2: Ash Lamp
I built these lamps in 1980 and 1982 for retail craft shows, which I stopped attending in 1982. I had intended to keep these, since I was unlikely ever to make similar pieces again. 39 years later, I see I will probably not have the space to use such large lamps, and would prefer to sell them.
These lamps are made from solid hardwood laminations; hardwood boards are glued together to make a large block, which is turned on a wood lathe to form a shape. These two lamps were further modified by hand-carving. This kind of woodturning requires daily practice; one small slip of the hand near the end of the process can ruin several days of work and an investment in carefully selected, hard-to-replace lumber. Each took about a week to complete, not including the finishing process.
The glue joints on these lamps are still perfect after 25+ years. My laminating technique was always perfect or better; I have some pieces that are over 40 years old that are in perfect condition. You may expect these lamps to last indefinitely without degradation, unless they are exposed to heat (including direct sunlight) or excessive moisture or dryness.
"Lotus Flower" Solid Hardwood Cherry
Table Lamp - 1982. Price: $2,200 without shade.
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The cherry wood for this lamp was saved for this project
over a period of nearly a year. It is all pure, red cherry color,
no sapwood, and some of the deepest red I have seen. Yes, the photos are
color-accurate, and no stain was used. All boards are a
matched for color.
The finishing was a complex process: The lamp was soaked in linseed oil for several hours, wiped down, and allowed to dry. The lamp was remounted on the lathe and oil sanded up to 1200 grit with a mix of Tung Oil and Polyurethane varnish for a high polish, then rubbed with this mixture and allowed to dry. The carved area was polished by hand. The final step was repeated over several weeks.
Height to top of green brass plate: 19.25"
Diameter at widest point: 7.16"
Weight without shade: 14#
A convex ridge was formed during woodturning. This was carved to become the "petals" of the flower.
The antiqued brass plate at the top is recessed into a precisely matching space in the wood for a seamless fit. The coloration of the brass is not paint - it is an obscure process I researched to chemically weather the metal, in the same way that copper roofs turn green.
Lampshade not supplied. You should source your own shade to suit your own tastes.
Price is $2,200 without shade.
Discount available for decorator, architect, or other re-seller.
For more information, contact Ed Loewenton:
firstname.lastname@example.org Morrisville, VT 05661