Repurposed Sears Fence Charge Box Lamp

April 24th, 2014 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
4 users recommend

Here's my latest lamp using a vintage Sears fence charging station box.  The same day I ran across the charging box, I found the pieces on each side.  Can you guess what they are?  They were used when fishing in an intertube back in the day and the fins would fold out and back in to allow you to paddle along with your feet while fishing or use them like rudders in a current.

The shaft is a vintage flashlight and old lamp piece.  The wood originally came from the pay phone that I converted earlier in another project.

To get the finish on the board, I torched it, sanded it, used some blue gel stain and then sealed it.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of
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Comments (5)

iowagirl63 writes: This lamp is great, Brian!! I appreciate how you topped it off with a plain lampshade... it really shows off the great pieces you've so creatively put together as the base. So cool! Posted: 8:16 am on October 15th
MakinItHappen writes: Lovely lamp! I agree with the previous poster about the proportions; very nice. Also, those fins are hilarious! Posted: 7:09 am on May 2nd
MichL writes: Simply beautiful. I just love the vintage industrial charm of this, and it has the most fabulous proportions. Posted: 11:16 pm on April 30th
rzrback writes: I love how you put such random things together and they just work. This one is amazing!
Posted: 7:30 am on April 27th
chippingcharm writes: So cool Brian! I LOVE the use of the flashlight on this one!! Posted: 4:53 pm on April 24th
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