Skyscraper Floor Lamps of Heavy Timber

Blocks of wood cut to look like highrises, can serve as floor lamps. These lamps can be made to look like any number of classic skyscraper forms: Chrysler, Empire State Building – this one is the CitiCorp from midtown. This is the building that Bill LeMessurier immortalized by having to retrofit it against quartering winds – and then writing about it in a famous New Yorker series of articles. An entire skyline of the most recognizable skyscrapers would make a fine wall of light. These blocks of wood, so lightened by numerically controlled cutters, could also be really handy for cribbing buildings. I also think that this treatment would make for a stunning post in a home. We can write versions of this into the machine language used to cut your timber frame.

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