Two Unique Lamps
Rings of veneer create style and ambience
Synopsis: These handsome lamps, created with rings of veneer, will bring warmth to any room. The light shining through the overlapping rings creates a unique effect, and building the lamps is not difficult. This article details the standing version, with an alternative hanging version shown. The base and top are both crosslapped, joined by four posts. The shade is nine alternating rings of veneer. A simple formula makes calculating the length of the veneer strips easy.
I love the warmth of light passing through wood, and lamps made with thin veneers are the perfect way to get that effect. I’ve designed many hanging, floor, wall, and table lamps using a variety of veneers. Standard commercial veneers and wide edge-banding are just the right thickness, and lighter-colored woods tend to make the best lamps: birch, maple, pine, holly, white cedar, sycamore, and basswood, to name a few. This is one of…