This past April our design consultant, Megan Lynch, was presented with a unique and very interesting challenge.
Her clients Tom & Janice Pearson brought her a piece of Saguaro cactus wood and an idea – sketched on a napkin – for turning it into a lamp. The wood had been sitting in their barn, and they were waiting for just the right opportunity to turn it into a focal point. They knew Megan had some previous experience in making lamps and hoped she could create something for their day room. Megan was definitely up for the challenge!
First, a hole was drilled all the way up through the wood to accommodate the wiring. A standard 60-watt bulb housing was placed in the natural crevice of the wood. A piece of Ramon gold travertine, fabricated with a profiled edge, was used for the lamp base. For the finishing touch, a parchment lamp shade was selected for its natural softness and primitive feel.
Now these clients can really enjoy their unique and functional piece of furniture!