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Table Lamps

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This is my first time making table lamps and it's so easy that I had ideas for about 10 western style lamps. I made three to give you inspiration to create your own. You can purchase the lamp parts at home improvement or hardware stores and they're easy to assemble.



In my husband's shop was this unique looking Padauk wood and I decided to use it for my first lamp. We cut this piece in half on the table saw and routed out each half for the shaft of the lamp. We glued and clamped the halves together.



I had 4 cast iron spurs that have little slits which made it ideal for screwing them to the post.



I was hoping the bottom spurs would support the lamp, but I decided to add a wooden base. This wood is beautiful!



On the bottom side of the base we drilled holes and routed out a place for the cord.



I sprayed the wood and spurs with polyurethane and later added a paste wax to the wood. Then I glued pieces of tooled leather and painted the screws to match the spurs.



I stapled the co…