Thresher finds new life as farm lamp

April 22nd, 2010 in member junk     
Born_in_a_barn Born_in_a_barn, member
7 users recommend

Doesnt throw off much light but it sure adds ambiance.
The parts: This was from a very old hand thresher or something like that, I picked it up at a farm auction a long time ago. The other part is a simple old apple basket (I live in the apple capital, Winchester VA, home of Whitehouse Apple products).
I added some parts from a donor lamp and some from a lamp kit (I learned all this from this site).
I was looking around at stores trying to find a lamp shade that fit the spirit of the lamp and came up empty and then I spotted the basket sitting by my garage. Gotta love it.
Used to have a metal disc attached to the top of the toes but I really liked the way they looked so I spent some time grinding it away.
Doesnt throw off much light but it sure adds ambiance.

Doesn't throw off much light but it sure adds ambiance.


This was one of those projects that you know you want to do the moment you see the piece of junk but just never get around to doing....well I finally did it and I think it came out kinda cool.

I have the "mate" to this one, it is a little bigger around and completely smooth but has more metal at the "toes" so it will take awhile to get it ready, not that I am in a big hurry....heck these have been in the shop 6 years. lol


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, wood, artwork, industrial, farm, red, lamp

Comments (11)

JunkArchitect writes: Great assemblage of parts and the apple basket shade is fantastic.

Jim

Posted: 1:17 am on April 28th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Great job on this! Posted: 4:36 pm on April 26th
ninnarae writes: Wow...very cool! Posted: 11:38 pm on April 24th
MakinItHappen writes: So cute. Love it! Posted: 4:29 pm on April 23rd
RustyDiva writes: Awesome lamp! I love how you put everything together and the apple basket is the PERFECT shade! Posted: 10:13 am on April 23rd
vanj writes: GREAT JUST GREAT!!!!!!!! Posted: 4:53 am on April 23rd
oldnews writes: The base is amazing! I really like this! Marie Posted: 1:47 am on April 23rd
alicemom writes: Great marriage!
smiles, alice Posted: 11:26 pm on April 22nd
junkermidge writes: Very cool lamp! Love that thresher thingy.
Midge Posted: 9:38 pm on April 22nd
CleverJunk writes: I can relate..today I found a "part" in my shop and can't even remember what it came off of. Love the lamp and the shade is perfect. Posted: 7:56 pm on April 22nd
greencolleen writes: really like the look of this good job ;), and the basket great topper Posted: 5:30 pm on April 22nd
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