Greene & Greene lamps


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I’m making a pair of Greene & Greene style lamps for the spare bedroom in the basement, QS white oak, bear with me as the shop is running wide open here lately. First I cut the pieces for the shade 3/4 X 3/4 then cut them to the proper lengths at 40 degrees

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next was over to the mortise machine to put in 2 1/4 X 1/4 by 5/8” deep mortise and one in the center 1/4” by 1/2” long in the center, over to the router to remove the material in the center (undernea

Finished at last ! A few thoughts to finish this up.                                          Greene and Greene: probably not, the more I looked at them the more I thought more Stickley or Praire

Out of the clamps, block plane, ROS to get the angle on the edge of the shade, these get set aside until the bases are done

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8 minutes ago, Chestnut said:

are you going to follow after pkinneb and do some stained glass for the shade?

Thanks Drew, the shades will have stained glass but i have a friend that does it for a serious side job and i'm going to let him do them, he has a huge selection of stained glass to choose from and this old dog is too tired to learn new tricks.

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30 minutes ago, treeslayer said:

Thanks Drew, the shades will have stained glass but i have a friend that does it for a serious side job and i'm going to let him do them, he has a huge selection of stained glass to choose from and this old dog is too tired to learn new tricks.

This is going to be fun to follow. Doing stained glass is something I'm going to try one day.

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3 minutes ago, treeslayer said:

nope Spanky, these are for the downstairs bedroom, next is a walnut bed, nightstands and bench for that room, spending money not making it:(

Well, money like fertilizer it want do you any good unless you spread it around. ;)

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Thanks Coop, I designed it myself and in the spirit of full disclosure I’ve made about 7 of these so far, lots of trial and more error refining the design over the last builds. Cherry ones with rosewood inlay, oak with walnut inlay. I had a request to do a journal from another member as he wanted to see the process and I’ve been wanting to build another pair for about a year. 

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25 minutes ago, pkinneb said:

You nailed them!! Looks great! Curious what are the basic dimensions of the shade? I'm putting this on the list very cool.

Thanks @pkinneb, these dimensions are all OAL, bottom is 14 1/4, the sides are 8 and the top is 5”. There is a “skirt” for lack of a better word that is added to the bottom of the shade to allow for clearance for the light fixture and that piece is 2 1/2” and has to have a bevel to match the shade

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7 minutes ago, treeslayer said:

Thanks @pkinneb, these dimensions are all OAL, bottom is 14 1/4, the sides are 8 and the top is 5”. There is a “skirt” for lack of a better word that is added to the bottom of the shade to allow for clearance for the light fixture and that piece is 2 1/2” and has to have a bevel to match the shade

Thanks! We have a L shaped couch and I have been pondering a light that would come over the back of the couch from the corner and trying to decide how to tie it in to the rest of the craftsman furniture in the room. Most of the commercially available ones are shiny and we don't want that. I think I could make a shade like yours work on a top hang just need to design the post...well that and find time to build it lol

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16 minutes ago, pkinneb said:

well that and find time to build it lol

i've been thinking the same thing for a corner lamp in the same design for behind our chair in the corner, i was thinking a tri-pod base but i haven't had much time to think about that project yet.

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2 hours ago, treeslayer said:

those cuts are nerve wracking for sure,

I spend a lot of shop time staring at setups before a cut trying to figure out what I might be missing. 

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