Oar Lamp

December 28th, 2008 in member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
25 users recommend


Completed and out of the shop.
Most of the parts...Bucket, Oar, Tree Stand

Completed and out of the shop.

Completed and out of the shop.

Photo: Jim Healy JunkArchitect (copyright 2008)

I picked up this antique Christmas Tree Stand over the weekend and turned it into a Floor Lamp.

I’ve had this old Oar hanging around for years and finally found a use for it in this lamp. I sawed off the paddle end and installed a light socket, cord, etc. Then it’s placed into the stand just like a tree. Another one of my buckets is used as a shade.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy JunkArchitect (copyright 2008)
posted in: member junk, metal, wood, cottage, eclectic, industrial, country, family room, living room, bedroom, entry, sunroom, lamp, game room

Comments (12)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: Very northern Michigan looking - would sell in a heartbeat here! Love it! ~Mary~ Posted: 1:59 pm on July 29th
Meadowview_Farm writes: Jim:
Great job...what I especially appreciate is the combination of aesthetics, whimsy, and respect for the individual pieces. (Note to self...add cone buckets to search list!)
Kari Posted: 8:27 am on December 29th
StrangeCargo writes: Very cool lamp... the pail is so different. T h a n k s !!! Posted: 6:18 am on December 29th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I am loving the old tree stand. I haven't been lucky enough to find one of the unique old ones. What a perfect combo for a lamp too!

Candy Posted: 7:32 pm on December 28th
JunkArchitect writes: I can cook. Posted: 5:30 pm on December 28th
CottageElements writes: You definitely have other talents besides being an architect . . . carpenter, designer, junker . . . what else? Can't wait to see your other projects!

Lani Posted: 5:22 pm on December 28th
roadtriplouise writes: This is very creative, love the rustic look of the lamp.
Keep sharing your great projects.
Ann Posted: 5:07 pm on December 28th
JunkArchitect writes: Geo, I only have two of the Cone Buckets…very sad. There are quite a few other types of buckets scattered around my shop and lots of them have been condemned to spend the rest of their lives as Lamp Shades.

I literally have year’s worth of Junk Creations, so I will keep posting. Everything and everyone on this site has inspired me. Thanks for all the positive feedback. Posted: 4:33 pm on December 28th
csudderth writes: Love the bucket shade! Really creative and cool! Posted: 3:49 pm on December 28th
SnowmanHill writes: I love this lamp! What a great bucket. I think I have these supplies in my garage, I better go get busy! Thanks for sharing! Posted: 3:42 pm on December 28th
georgiamoon writes: Jim, just how many of these extra cool buckets DO you have? I'm startin' to think that maybe you cornered the market on these babies. I just love them and this lamp is just as neato as the Christmas one. Good work and keep 'em coming! Geo Posted: 3:02 pm on December 28th
MimiToria writes: A quick project can be fun once in a while. Everyone needs a little instant gratification every now and then. This quickie project is just as great as your more labor intensive ones you've shown, so even though it was quick you still have come through with great style once again. Very innovative uses of pieces to create a one-of-a-kind lamp. I love the original pieces one can create when a person uses found pieces and can't be bought new.
Thanks again for sharing!
Gretchen Posted: 3:00 pm on December 28th
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