Easy-to-Make Arts and Crafts Lamps and Shades by John D. Adams

By John D. Adams

Trendy within the early twentieth century, Arts and Crafts-style lamps are well known back within the twenty-first century. The based simplicity of those invaluable furniture will motivate craftworkers to aim their hand on the good-looking initiatives defined during this instructive manual.
First released approximately a century in the past, this step by step guide--with measurements for 16 projects--shows find out how to flip basic, low-cost fabrics right into a wide selection of lovely and useful Arts and Crafts initiatives, between them moveable desk lamps, examining and piano lamps, a eating room dome, a lantern, a colour for a droplight, and wall-hanging lamps, in addition to a newel publish lamp, and an electrical candle sconce.
Antique creditors, historians of yankee sort, and enthusiasts of classic furniture also will locate precious info during this selection of now-rare light fixtures.

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From the lower end clear to the top, after which the corners are to be beveled off in the manner shown. The four angle brackets are now to be sawn out and trimmed up to a perfect right angle, after which the center post should be placed in position and the brackets attached by means of glue and screws. In the matter of staining, the other furnishings in the room should be considered. Details of Piano Lamp Piano Lamp The shade is of octagonal form and will necessitate a sheet of cardboard about 28 by 29 in.

The putting together may now be proceeded with. The two top blocks should be first glued together, and then the lower notched block fastened to the base. Place two diametrically opposite vertical sticks in position and secure them to the blocks with glue and a nail at each end. Place the small center block in position and then the remaining two verticals. To cover the nail heads, procure a dozen upholsterer’s nails with large brass or copper heads and drive them in as shown. The projection on the end of the socket should be tightly fitted into the top block, and the cord passed downward through the base and out at one side.

The wooden bracket and the small connecting blocks (supposed to represent a link of a wooden chain) are all so clearly shown in the drawings that the reader will have no difficulty in working them out. After the bracket is complete with the upper portion of the shade fastened in place, the cord should be run up through the center and along the top of the bracket arm. Screw the globe into the socket and adjust the lower portion of the shade, and our lamp is complete. General Dimensions One-Light Bracket Pattern for the Shade Pattern for Top CHAPTER XII PIANO LAMP THE piano lamp is by no means limited in its usefulness to the reading of music.

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