Tripod Floor Lamp

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"A repurposed flood-lamp cage, sits on a personally hand-crafted bespoke tripod."
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"A repurposed flood-lamp cage, sits on a personally hand-crafted bespoke tripod."
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"A repurposed flood-lamp cage, sits on a personally hand-crafted bespoke tripod."
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"A repurposed flood-lamp cage, sits on a personally hand-crafted bespoke tripod."
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"A repurposed flood-lamp cage, sits on a personally hand-crafted bespoke tripod."
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"A repurposed flood-lamp cage, sits on a personally hand-crafted bespoke tripod."
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"A repurposed flood-lamp cage, sits on a personally hand-crafted bespoke tripod."
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"A repurposed flood-lamp cage, sits on a personally hand-crafted bespoke tripod."
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"A repurposed flood-lamp cage, sits on a personally hand-crafted bespoke tripod."
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"A repurposed flood-lamp cage, sits on a personally hand-crafted bespoke tripod."
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"A repurposed flood-lamp cage, sits on a personally hand-crafted bespoke tripod."
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"A repurposed flood-lamp cage, sits on a personally hand-crafted bespoke tripod."
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"A repurposed flood-lamp cage, sits on a personally hand-crafted bespoke tripod."
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"A repurposed flood-lamp cage, sits on a personally hand-crafted bespoke tripod."
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"A repurposed flood-lamp cage, sits on a personally hand-crafted bespoke tripod."
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"A repurposed flood-lamp cage, sits on a personally hand-crafted bespoke tripod."
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"A repurposed flood-lamp cage, sits on a personally hand-crafted bespoke tripod."
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"A repurposed flood-lamp cage, sits on a personally hand-crafted bespoke tripod."

The Creative Journey

Following on from the completion of the Organic Series lamp, the natural progression was to continue the initial ideas of a tripod floor lamp.

During the same time frame, a military wooden tripod was found, however soon after restoration, it was determined a more substantial size lamp would be more to scale.

Having a background with electrical components, an idea came to mind when I came across large ring-terminal lugs, an Idea for a bespoke built tripod.

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Lamp Design

The design of the tripod is based around 4 main elements:

  • Ring lugs - 13mm (95mm2 ID)

  • 16mm Pine Dowels (x6)

  • Merbau Timber Block Leg Spacers (x6)

  • Yellowbox Timber Stock for Central Hub

Construction of the tripod commenced in March 2017 with the preparation of the dowels to accept the lugs. The dowels required a reduction in the diameter to fit inside the lugs.

The next task, making of the timber blocks that would support and space the dowels to form the leg section.

The spacing between the dowels set to the width of the lower Tasmanian Oak leg extensions.

Once all three leg sections had been completed, the next step was to rough cut the timber hub from the block of timer to the desired final shape. The width of each of the three mounting points finished to allow the completed leg sections to attach.

A box section at the ends of each leg section was constructed that would allow for the leg extensions to slide between the dowels.

The sides of each extendible section were contoured with a curve to allow for smooth sliding.

Threaded inserts were used in the boxed-end sections at the base of each main leg sections that would allow for a knurled thumb screw to screw into and allow for tightening of the legs.

Brass end-stops were made and screwed to each of the sliding sections.


Lamp Completion

The completed tripod was given a coat of clear varnish and finally, rubber feet attached to the end of each of the leg sections.

Not long after the completion of the tripod lamp, the addition of a chain retention system was added to complete the aesthetic look to the final lamp.

The lamp first lit on 23rd March 2017.


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