These wooden lamps will either be made from laminated 1" thick
boards, or from a single large piece. The photographs will allow you to determine which are laminated from 1" thick
boards or are from the big blocks of Mango or Koa.
My designs will be similar, but sometimes it is necessary
to work around a "problem area" in the wood, so each lamp may be slightly different.
However, if you wish to have 2 or more identical lamps, I can
reproduce height, base width and design features. Please let me know at the time of purchase that you wish 2 or more
identical lamps so that I can match them as close as possible. Due to the variation in Mango and Koa, a mached set of
lamps with close color and grain matching will likely require me to use portions of the the same board for both lamps.
Taller table lamps will be equiped with U.L. approved solid brass
3-way sockets and brass key switch. Smaller lamps (12" in height or shorter) will be equipped with a U.L. approved solid brass,
single switch socket, For smaller lamps you can request your lamp be provided with or without a harp. Without
a harp, your shade will need to be one which allows it to be clamped to the bulb itself.
FINISH: All Mango lamps will have a gloss finish.
Koa lamps will have either a gloss finish or a custom blended finish of linseed oil and polyurethane and final coat of wax.
For Koa, please let me know your preference.
LAMP BASE: Lamp bases have a dark red felt bottom, unless
a different color is requested prior to lamp completion. It is no fun to rip the glued felt off a just completed
lamp to replace it with a different color.
SHADES: I also make tropical fabric lampshades to match
these tropical wood lamps. You can select either the shades shown here or we can discuss other fabrics and trims.
Honolulu fabric stores provide me with large selection of available tropical design fabrics.
You may also buy a lamp without a shade and then select your own
shade where you live. This will also save on shipping from Hawaii.
BULBS: Incandescent bulbs are the century old tradition
for lighting and still offer advantages. More recently, compact fluorescent bulbs are being used to save electricity.
Both can be used in these and most all lamps sold today. Flourescent bulbs will be much cooler in temperature.
I have also noticed that they now also are available as 3-Way bulbs.
I make all lamps and shades myself here in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Unless already in stock, orders for lamps will take about 2 weeks
to fill. This allows time for their creation and for the finish to dry. Shipping from Hawaii will be by priority
mail and will take about one week or less to reach anyplace in the U.S. mainland from Hawaii.
Because the internet is worldwide, international customers should
note that the lamps are wired for the USA. I do know that lightbulbs in Japan will fit with no modification necessary,
however, the plugs in the US are polarized and may not fit the wall plug in Japan. If you are taking the lamp
to Japan or ordering for use in Japan, Tokyu Hands sells a cord with plug that you can either send me for
installation or you can do this yourself .
I presently accept money orders, cashiers checks, checks (after
clearing).. PAYPAL is also accepted- for you EBAYERS