Finished Pics of My “Blacker House Sconces”

OK, this is the last time I’ll blog about these particular sconces.  I learned a lot in the process, including how to do simple stained glass.  I’m pretty sure I could make another of these in less than 20 blog posts…

I was Googling for images of the sconces in the inglenook in the Gamble house (which I’m thinking about as a next project) and discovered that Marc Adams is now offering a class in making a reproduction of the Blacker House sconce.  His is a more accurate reproduction (wider back panel and pegs in the sconce body).

Anyway, without further ado, here are the finished pictures.  It actually looks better in person, it was tough to get a good picture.  I’d originally planned to use a compact florescent bulb in these (for less heat) but it looked terrible.  I’m using a 40 watt refrigerator bulb and that seems to work pretty well.

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6 thoughts on “Finished Pics of My “Blacker House Sconces”

  1. Ok, I looked at the one on the Marc Adams site and I couldn’t see a lot differences. Would you take the class now or do you feel like you don’t need it?

    I’m really impressed with how it turned out. I hope you’re jazzed about it.

    I know you blogged about it, but how did you create rounded/pillowed edges. With rasps? Bet you could make it a lot faster now that you have your nice new workshop?

  2. No, I wouldn’t take the class now. In retrospect the things that made this drag out (other than not having enough time and having too many projects) was figuring out the dimensions to make the joinery work. That’s mostly just my inexperience.

    I’m really pleased with these, they look nice and add a nice warm glow to the room when they are on. I’m eager to start another project, I’m pretty sure it will be the Gamble inglenook sconce (or a modification of it).

  3. Beautiful! It looked like a lot of work but it’s so much nicer that anything you could have purchased.

  4. The light shadow spilling on the sides looks very inviting. It looks like these are inside, I thought they were porch lights.

  5. Those are really beautiful and a tribute to your skills. I can easily understand why it would take so long to work out the joinery.

  6. Really nice work. Like the stained glass!

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