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Hand-turned Timber Lamp Base “Little Argyle” (currently on back-order)

Hand-turned Timber Lamp Base "Little Argyle" (currently on back-order)

This stunning timber lamp base is our very own LightenUp design, handmade by Traditional Turnings in Melbourne and creatively wired courtesy of Creative Cables in Brisbane.

The base has a rustic style enhanced with a wax finish to bring out the timber grain. It stands 36cm tall to where the shade sits on the base, suitable for shades of 20 to 30cm diameter. 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!

Note, this product is currently on back-order. Stock is due late October, early November 2021.

$190.00

Available on backorder

Harvest is upon us

2021 Custom Orders are Closed

We can smell the crop ripening, stress levels are rising and the noise of spanners tinkering on machinery in the workshop can be heard from LightenUp HQ so it is time for us to down tools until early 2022.

This is not how or when we wanted to end Custom orders for 2021 but there have been many hiccups behind the scenes.
2021 has been one of highs and lows for us, like so many.
We appreciate your support and patience as supply issues due to COVID have delayed orders beyond our normal production time.

We are looking forward to a reset and can’t wait to bring you lots of yummy new fabrics, and additional lampshade and lampbase options in the new year.

If you can’t wait until we reopen, remember we have a range of gorgeous ready-made lampshades and lamp bases on our online store or BFTB Marketplace.
We’ll be restocking the store regularly, but remember to shop early if you are buying for Christmas to ensure your order reaches you in time.

And… sign up to our newsletter from our homepage if you would like advance notice when new products are being added to the shop or would like a tidbit of behind the scene news.

See you early in 2022!

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.