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Making a rustic lamp for a weekend cabin or den for very little is easy with the right tools, work space and some time.
 
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Step 1: What you will need

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TOOLS
Saw (crosscut or table)
Saw (crosscut or band)
Drill
Bits
Blade screwdriver
Hammer
Tape measure
Adjustable wrench or pliers

MATERIALS
3 pieces 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" x 3/4" 
2 pieces 1/4" x 5-1/2" x 12" plywood or paneling
2 pieces 1/4" x 6" x 12" plywood or paneling
1" brads or wire nails
A cheap but functional lamp from a thrift store (get one with a harp for the shade)
1 piece 5" x 5" felt or heavy cloth
Ebony stain or black paint
Varnish (if desired)
Brushes, rags, etc
Wood Glue
1" to 1-1/2" diameter dead and dry* branches (walnut, oak, or other hardwood)
               * off the tree and ground for a year

Step 2: Cutting the rounds

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Using a band saw with a "fence" attached , cut 1/2" thick rounds from the branches.  Try the make the cuts perpendicular to the branch.  My branches were dry walnut but I let them dry for a couple weeks more after cutting into rounds so that the bark would pop off easier.
chipper351 year ago
Interesting instuctable!