In Part 5 see how the lamp shade is laminated and fitted to the shade frame.
In Part 4 see how the electrical components of the sconce are installed as it is lit up for the first time.
The finish is applied and and I am assembling the sconce.
Watch the video to see how the sconce is put together and what is in store for part 4.
The parts are cut out and I am applying the finish – before assembly. I am finishing before gluing up because it would be difficult to apply the finish after assembly, especially between the slats.
Watch the video to see the finish I’m using and what is in store for part 3.
In the last post was a short video of preliminary drawings of a Modern Prairie Sconce. In this post see a video of part one of how the sconce was built.
A few years ago I had the opportunity to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece Fallingwater. The Kaufmann family, owners of a prosperous 1930s era Pittsburg, PA department store, commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to build a vacation home on their property Southeast of the city. To learn more about this National Historic Landmark visit the Fallingwater web site.
Wright was well known to design not just the building, but the complete living environment for his clients, including furnishings. One of the accessories at Fallingwater which caught my attention was a bedside lamp, used in both the main house and guest house.
Over the 10 or so years since my visit to Fallingwater I have become an ardent fan of the architecture and design of Wright. By chance I discovered an article on the Popular Woodworking Magazine website entitled Fallingwater Table Lamp and I decided then and there to build one.
After comparing the Popular Woodworking version to original photos of the lamp were some differences, so I came up with my own plans, attempting to stick as close as possible to the original photos.