About Rustic Wood Lamps

The lamp idea was my dear friend's prompt to make a gift for Christmas instead of buying something.

So I started thinking about what I could make since I love working with wood. I spotted a piece of firewood I set aside and was using as a stand for my cell phone. It was an elm log that had a lot of detail left from elm beetles that had lived under the bark.

I then searched through my leftover lumber scraps, from custom fabrication jobs and came up with the idea for a lamp base, something nice and simple that would compliment the elm wood lamp stem.

The idea was starting to take shape! I would fabricate rustic wood lamp with a four-point mitered oak base and a highly detailed elm log.

I was lucky enough to have a few more pieces of elm "firewood" in the wood pile that had exquisite patterning from elm beetles. the first 2 lamps were presented, Christmas 2008, and happily received.

— Peter McClimans, Owner, Rustic Wood Lamps

Made with Pride in Rotterdam, NY, USA.