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Hand-turned Timber Lamp Base “Avalon”

Hand-turned Timber Lamp Base “Avalon”

This stunning timber lamp base is the newest to the LightenUp product range. Hand-turned by Pete from Traditional Turnings in Melbourne and creatively wired courtesy of Creative Cables in Brisbane, the Avalon is a contemporary style that would look gorgeous in so many different decor settings.

The image shows the base with a striking Tim Neve fabric lampshade.

The Avalon lamp base has been enhanced with a light wax finish to bring out the timber grain. Standing 40cm tall to where the shade sits on the base and 13.5cm diameter at the base, it is suitable for 30 or 35cm diameter drum shape shades and 30/40cm empire shades.

As the lamp bases are handmade, each one is slightly different and may have some imperfections due to the nature of the wood and the hand-turning process. But that’s what makes them so unique and why we love them! All bases have been tested and tagged.


Out of stock

Custom Orders are Closed
but...our On-line Shop is Open!

Farm life is busy and the days just never seem long enough. I’m sure many of you feel the same!

Therefore, in order to maintain some level of sanity (!) our custom order lampshades are available for limited periods only throughout the year. We will advise the opening dates over social media, or if you are subscriber to our newsletter, you will receive advance notice. It has been an extremely hard decision to make, we hope you understand.

The good news is that our On-line Shop is open 24/7! Here you can access a range of our beautiful lampshades and lamp bases throughout the year. 

If you have a gift voucher (lucky you!) this can be used at check-out in our on-line shop, or you can redeem as a custom order when we re-open these.

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Thank you again for all your support! It’s fabulous to know that so many of you are happy to support our little bush business.

Vanessa & the LU team X

Lampshade Size

If you are unsure of the shade size you require, please click through to our blog post for some helpful information about how to choose the right size shade.

Lampshade Types

Table and Floor Lamps

A table lampshade sits on a lamp base which is placed either on a table or sits on the floor if the base is tall. The light fitting sits at the bottom of the shade.

Ceiling Pendant

A pendant lampshade is where the shade hangs from a light fitting on the ceiling, usually above a dining table or kitchen bench. The light fitting sits at the top of the shade.

Lampshade Shapes

Drum Lampshades

Drum lampshades are the most popular as the shape is contemporary and suits many different decor styles. 

A drum shade is basically a cylinder that has the same diameter measurement across the top of the shade as the bottom.

Tapered / Empire Lampshades

Empire or “tapered shades” are more traditional. The diameter measurement of the top of the shade is smaller than the measurement at the bottom, creating a tapered effect.

We offer three different sized Empire shades.