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What NOT to Do When Designing a Table Lamp

Thinking about designing a lamp? Here are a few things I've learned along the way that might save you from wishing you had done it differently. My business started out as an idea for three wooden lamps. The lamp designing process is very near and dear to my heart. While these tips may seem obvious to some, they will hopefully make you consider some elements that you haven't before. TIP ONE: Do not use a socket with a bar switch if your lamp shade is small. Yes, I've made this mistake. My first lamp (that now lives in my son's room) is a small lamp that I have to reach my hand up and into to turn it on and off. Is it doable?...

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Table Lamp Hardware Terminology

Here's a brief breakdown to help answer some of the most common lamp hardware questions. HARP: The harp is tall piece of hardware that attaches the shade to the base of the lamp. Harps come in different heights for different size shades. Harps are available online in one inch and half inch increments. If you are interested in changing the height of your lamp or the shape of your shade, this is the best place to start. FINIAL: The finial screws on to the top of the harp and stabilizes the shade. Finials come in endless styles and finishes. They can easily be changed to freshen up the look of your lamp. SADDLE: The saddle is a small piece of hardware attached to...

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Welcome To My Blog

Welcome! I thought this blog might be a convenient way to share some of the things I've learned on my artistic journey. Are you ready to learn some stuff?

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