Lets face it, having only a handful of designs we sell potentially limits the imagination of what we offer. However, this is not the case! Why? Well, when you purchase our lamps you are purchasing straight from the manufacturer. No middle men involved.
Take for example, Sue from New York purchased two log based lamps with Evergreen designed shades. She then wanted something a little different than our standard designs, a Pine Cone design. Sue contacted us and we drafted her design and then created the perfect custom designed shade for her.
Its not easy to create a custom designed handcrafted lamp shade and many people wonder how we do it. So, we figured we would make this post to show you how we create the perfect shade for you!
Our rustic lamps have been selling like crazy! To keep up with popular demand, we took 75 more rough cut red oak logs out of storage. Pictured above is 36 of the 75 we are preparing.
Top is medium bases
Left is our new mini bases
Right is our small bases.
Stages To Create Your Rustic Lamp Bases
What you see here is really the second stage of a 4 stage process that your rustic lamps go through when you buy them. For the interested, here is a eagle eye view of what it takes to build the lamps you purchase from us:
Stage 1 – Using dried and aged Red Oak logs, we buck them (cut against the grain) to fashion each into the appropriate dimension for your lamp.
Stage 2 – Using a ban saw, we fashion the logs into a rough shape base
Stage 3 – Bases are then ran through a table sander to ensure smoothness and to remove burs.
Stage 4 – A clear coat lacquer is applied to preserve the natural beauty of the rustic lamp base.
See the finished product in our shop or check them out our rustic lamps page. Have questions? Just drop me an email or give me a call. If your in the area, stop in our shop 188 Main Street, Chimney Rock NC 28720 to see these in person.