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Help Worley's Lighting manufacture hand made wooden lamps inspired by natural textures and modern shapes.
Help Worley's Lighting manufacture hand made wooden lamps inspired by natural textures and modern shapes.
24 backers pledged $2,541 to help bring this project to life.

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Worley's Lighting is a company dedicated to making unique, quality products that are beautifully designed and affordable. We've experienced some start-up success in the past 15 months, running our online store out of our home, and are ready to take things to the next level by introducing new designs and crafting techniques to our repertoire. We are so in love with this collection and are excited to get these lamps into your homes!

The Natural Edge Lamp Collection

We studied the art of wood turning throughout 2012. After a few classes and many hours of practice we designed this collection in hopes that we could afford to buy a lathe of our own and produce these modern lamps for the public. The Natural Edge Lamp Collection is made with wood from a local sustainable source and hand-turned by us. They won't only bring light to your home but make a one of a kind artistic statement in any space. With clean, mid-century modern lines these lamps are not  for log cabins only! We designed them to be incorporated into modern homes and add warm rustic textures to them.

Why We Need Your Help

We need your help to raise money for the tools and equipment needed to produce and ship a medium to large quantity of these lamps. In order to produce these lamps we need funds for the turning equipment: Lathe and Lathe tools. The funding will also go towards the other lamp components and supplies needed to make and ship them. Owning quality turning equipment will also open up new possibilities for our future lighting designs. This equipment is expensive so we need all the help we can get. We really cannot do this without your support so please donate what you can and collect on our limited edition rewards.

How The Lamps Are Made

We start with a  piece of bark-on, cherry or oak and carefully turn the base down to the desired shape by hand. It is a delicate process that produces a one of a kind piece each time. Each lamp base will have unique qualities due to woodgrain, wood species and slight differences in shape. We then sand each piece smooth and seal it with an all natural, non toxic, mineral oil wax. After fitting the base with lamp components, the piece stands as a functional work of original art.

We chose to finish the lamps with mineral oil wax to preserve the wood in its most natural state and allow further seasoning to happen over time, making these lamps very durable and long lasting but rustic and naturally aged at the same time. This means that over time, the wood might possibly show tiny cracks around the top, middle or bottom. This seasoning in no way changes the design, functionality or aesthetic of the piece, in fact it adds to these lamps' charm.

Specs

➤ Each lamp measures about 12-13" in height and about 4" in width

➤ Each polished nickel socket takes up to 60 watts. Each cord is 8' long with on/off switch installed

➤ Each lamp comes with a beautiful 30 watt edison bulb

➤ Each base is made from oak or cherry wood and sealed with all natural, non toxic mineral oil wax

Rewards

With a pledge of $105 or more, you will own one of the first lamps from our Natural Edge Collection! This price is only for our kickstarter backers! Choose from our three designs:

We're also offering some other really great rewards!

➤ $15 Receive one of our hand turned pillar candle holders.

Pillar Candle Holder
Pillar Candle Holder

➤ $25 Receive one of our short, tree branch tea light holders, engraved with our signature, plus previous rewards.

Tree Branch Tea Light Holder
Tree Branch Tea Light Holder

➤ $50 Receive a set of 3-tiered tree branch candle holders, engraved with our signature, plus previous rewards.

3-tiered Tree Branch Candle Holders
3-tiered Tree Branch Candle Holders
Book Ends
Book Ends
Wall Sconce
Wall Sconce

We are incredibly excited about these lamps and can't wait to see them in use! Please help us make this a reality and donate before this 30 day campaign is up!

Thank you so very much, Worley's Lighting

Risks and challenges

These lamps will be produced in our home in the room we set up as a studio. We do not foresee any complications after this project is funded since we have a tested design, space and will have the equipment and money needed to ship products! If a problem does arise it would most likely relate to balancing our day to day Worley's Lighting orders and fulfilling our kick starter rewards which could possibly set the shipping time back a bit, but nothing crazy! We will be sure to keep everyone updated every step of the way!

For references, please take a look at our Etsy store feedback to see what our customers think of us and our work! worleyslighting.esty.com

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    !!SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION OFFER!!

    Get a pair of lamps from the Natural Edge collection and a set of amazing, reclaimed wooden bookends for FREE! Add $10 for shipping within the US.

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    !!SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION OFFER!! Get a pair of lamps from the Natural Edge collection and a beautiful, reclaimed wood wall sconce for FREE! Add $10 for shipping within the US.

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    This tier buys you the whole collection! You will receive the complete Natural Edge Lamp Collection. All three designs or your choice. Add $12 for shipping within the US.

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    WOW! You will receive all of the above plus an 8x10 photography print, matted and framed, of your lamps being made. Add $10 for shipping within the US.

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    You are so very generous! You will receive all of the above plus personal, custom engraving on the bottom of your lamps to commemorate when the lamps were made, the artisan who made them and who they were made for!

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