I was watching an old Joseph Cotton movie and saw a bed post carved with an interesting design. I thought the hand carving would look good on a table lamp. I made a quick sketch and started thinking about how the lamp should look. The next morning I went through my stored lumber and found the perfect material, a large piece of Mahogany that has been drying for ten years. Seeing the wood gave me the final element I needed for the design.
After I cut the lumber to size and assemble the carcass, I started carving. Using a variety of tools, including gouges and knifes, I was able to create the design I had envisioned, a pattern of undulating curves deeply set in the material.
After the carving was complete, I started the finishing process. From the beginning, I planned to use shellac because I knew it would give the Mahogany the look of burnished leather. Shellac is a natural product that protects the wood, adds some color, and does not hide the wood grain. After the base was completed, I carefully chose the hand made parchment lamp shade to complement the color and texture of the lamp base.
• Supplied with black cloth lamp cord
• American Made handcrafted lamp shade
• 60w light bulb
Dimensions: • Total Height: 25 Inches to top of Finial
• Base Width: 9 Inches
• Shade Width: 16 Inches
• Weight: 13 Pounds, 6 Ounces