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Hand-turned Timber Lamp Base “The Thalaba”

Hand-turned Timber Lamp Base "The Thalaba"

From Traditional Turnings comes our latest exclusive lamp base! We’ve called it the “Thalaba” after the creek that was in flood at home when stocks arrived.

The Thalaba is simple and understated but the quality of the workmanship is second to none. We have waxed these bases to display a gorgeous antique pine patina. The lamp base stands 45cm high to where the shade fits onto the bakelite look fitting. It is 19cm wide across the base.

The Thalaba looks best teamed with a 40cm diameter x 30cm high shade to make a super statement piece for your home. We have a limited number of these beauties available.


5 in stock

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.