Friday, January 23, 2009

Wood Lampshade? Believe!



So I made that mold to bend some wood for this wooden lampshade idea I've had for a long time now. Peep didn't understand really... why a wooden lampshade? How's that gonna work? I don't get that mold. Whatever, Baldy. I pressed on. Here I've wrapped my mold in a plastic garbage bag, laid 3 pieces of veneer over the top, glued em up, and put em in my vacuum bag. After this piece was done, I repeated said process, and made the other side of the shade.



Today, I stand before ye with the finished product. It's the longboard of lampshades.

Still gotta work out some kinks here and there. Figuring how to attach the two sides (which cracked the veneer as you see) and then attach the shade to the lamp is a wee tricky.

Think this dood would work well as a hanging pendant type lamp as well... especially since it's kind of a monster in length.


Thinking about working this up as another Etsy item. Baldmen watching babies at home sometimes need a break, and have a mom in law come over during napping bebe time whilst they go out and make rad wooden things for others. Need you one? Might I remind you I lost two jobs in 3.5 months? Take pity kind sirs and madames!

7 comments:

backlineshow said...

Lookin good, man! I am impressed!

Mom said...

You are nothing short of original and creative, Chad!! What will you think of next? You are certainly the baldman to go to for originality in style!!

Deanna... said...

This is my favorite creation to date!!! Wow!

Lisa said...

Color me impressed. Another awesome bald man creation!

Sarah! said...

Beautiful, but I have a question!
The colors in that room are exactly what I would like in my new living room. Did you cover that chair yourself? Where is the fabric from? I need it!!

CK said...

hey sarah, that color is Tightly Curled Bud- Martha Stewart Paint... the fabric we got from a store in austin that doesn't normally carry swanky stuff, but there it was... i think i have some left over if you need some!

Sarah! said...

Hey, you're too kind! I will definitely let you know once I move into my new place. I would love to possibly buy it from you to make pillows :)

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