How to Make Mission Style Lamps and Shades
Mission-style architecture and furniture, popular in this country shortly after the turn of the century, was an offshoot of the 19th-century English Arts and Crafts Movement. Deploring machine-age artificiality, Mission furniture sought to blend beauty, simplicity, and utility in an organic unity. Today, Mission-style furniture is enjoying a renascence among craftspeople who admire its unpretentious charms.
Among the most appealing areas of Mission craftsmanship are lamps and shades. Constructed of wood, copper, brass, and a variety of art glass, they offer delightful period ambiance for home or apartment, and a satisfying project for do-it-yourselfers. This book, an unabridged republication of a popular 1911 manual, offers eighteen complete designs for authentic Mission-style lamps and shades. Written by an expert in clear, straightforward language, this concise handbook shows you how to make droplights, reading lamps, chandeliers, desk lights, dome lamps, and other attractive lighting fixtures.
No elaborate equipment is required. Most of the tools needed will be found in the average home workshop or are easily obtainable. Similarly, the materials required are inexpensive and readily available. Easy-to-follow instructions, with complete measurements, are complemented by more than 75 working drawings, diagrams, and illustrations that show you exactly how to proceed.
How to Make Mission Style Lamps and Shades allows even beginners to craft authentic Mission-style lighting fixtures with surprisingly little time and effort, and a minimal outlay for materials and equipment.
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READING LAMP NUMBER ONE
READING LAMP NUMBER TWO
SQUARE DININGROOM DOME
DROPLIGHT NUMBER THREE
HEXAGONAL DOME FOR LIBRARY LAMP
LAMP NUMBER TWO
LAMP NUMBER THREE
LAMP NUMBER FOUR
THE BUTTERFLY DESIGN
THE PYRAMID DESIGN
HEXAGONAL LIBRARY LAMP
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angle strips art glass Arthur Baker asphaltum attached Available in U.S. base and standard base block bending beveled brackets brass or copper Butterfly Design Captions CATALOG central hole clamp CLARINET colored conical form connection cord corner angles Dave Phillips Detail of Lamp Dover Publications Droplight E. A. Wallis Budge edges etching FALLINGWATER fastened finish form of shade four pieces four small FRANK LLOYD WRIGHTS fretsaw groove guide lines hexagonal illustrations inch LAMP NUMBER LAMPS AND SHADES LIBRARY LAMP Martin Gardner MISSION STYLE LAMPS mortise-and-tenon mortised nipple nitric acid old emery cloth painted paper Pattern Dimensions Pauline Johnson photographs piece of glass poems Popular Mechanics reader Reading Lamp sandpaper Sawn Shade screws sections Shades—Those shown in Fig side slanting small rivets socket soldered solution songs square stain strips of tin support the shade tenon thin metal tion top and bottom trimmed wires wood