Open Portal Lamp

I just finished a pair of Open Portal Lamps with the portals being ebonized.  One is an eight-panel symmetrical design, and the other - a seven-panel asymmetrical design.  Both are built with African mahogany.  I have built several Open Portal Lamps in the past, but these are a new "edition," being having a slightly larger footprint.

The design is simple in concept, but somewhat tedious to execute.  Nevertheless, they are a joy to build!  :)

Eight-panel, in mostly daylight.

Eight-panel, in mostly daylight.

Eight-panel

Eight-panel

Five-panel

Five-panel

Five-panel

Five-panel

Eight-panel, dry-fit and ready for glue up, with 84 glue blocks. 

Eight-panel, dry-fit and ready for glue up, with 84 glue blocks. 

The five-panel design, following the addition of the final panel.

The five-panel design, following the addition of the final panel.