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You can switch the lamp bases.

The metal figurine from your grandfather's library, the sake jug you lugged back from Kyoto, the fragile wooden santos you picked up in Manila--each might make an excellent lamp base. But what about a fresh flower arrnagement,a potted geranium in full bloom, a colorful squash you couldn't resist at the market? With a bare-bones lamp like the one shown here, you can interchange them all without rewiring or alteration.

Using a piece of walnut and simple parts, Seattle furniture designer Brian Gregory crated this lamp with four similarly sized objects in mind. He cut an inch-thick piece of walnut into a teardrop shape, then routed out a shallow 5-inch-diameter depression to hold each ojbect. Rising from the narrow end, a hollow brass rod supports the socket and harp. All parts are standard materials available at a lighting fixture store.
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