Deer Bone Lamp

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Introduction: Deer Bone Lamp

About: Architectural Designer and Volunteer Firefighter

While setting up for a bonfire recently, I found multiple piles of bones. They were small piles but I gathered them up and brought them back home. I figured out what I wanted to do with them and took apart a lamp that was lying around. The base of the lamp is the same and I pieced together the bones (which created a tunnel through them) and put the lamp pole and electric through them and it fit perfectly. After making this, I had extra bones that I thought would add as nice complimentary pieces. I simply found some thin candles around the house which also fit very nicely in the bones. I am assuming all the bones I used were vertebrae and tail bones.  I had fun with this simple project and hope it inspires you do be creative too!

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    9 Comments

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    mattiemack
    mattiemack

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I do love me some bones! i use some smaller ones though very pretty lamp next chance you get you get try boiling em so that dirt doesnt get into the pores then use peroxide to whiten and maybe put some clear acrylice over it, here look at my snake bone work

    https://www.instructables.com/id/Snake-Bone-Cleaning/

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    mpmitri
    mpmitri

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Very cool. I have seen antler chandeliers sell for over $300!

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    meeko
    meeko

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I have to find me some antlers! lol

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    BrefelanDesigns

    It's nicer when hunters actually use the whole animal they kill... I hate sport hunters who hunt just for the "fun" of it....
    Too bad you (by the looks of it) only found the spine and not the skull...
    That would be neat!

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    meeko
    meeko

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I need to start hunting, venison cooked on an open fire and more projects like this would be awesome. I really wish i found the skull, it would make for a great decoration

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    BrefelanDesigns
    BrefelanDesigns

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I wish I could get with someone locally who (bow) hunts, I enjoy making venison jerky, its tasty and not hard to make at all. As for bone work, I haven't done much. (mainly cause the smell)

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    ilpug
    ilpug

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Nice build, with a touch of the macabre.

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    ilpug
    ilpug

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    If this is "eww," you should see the trophy rooms some hunters have in their houses. Most are full of nicely taxidermied creatures, but some are just bones.