IGlue the top to the lantern assembly, making certain it is centered and that the grain aligns with the base. Refer to Drawing 7 for an easy way to hold the top in position while the glue dries.
2 Stain the parts before final assembly. (We used the Early American shade of Minwax Oil Stain.) See Shop Tip No. 2, top right. Once the stain has dried, apply a clear finish. (We sprayed three coats of Deft lacquer, sanding between coats with 320-grit paper.)
Temporarily screw the lantern to the base assembly. Transfer the registration mark you made earlier on the base to the base insert (H), and then attach it with glue and brads. Remove the screws joining the base and lantern.
4Have stained glass panels cut slightly undersized for the openings in the lantern. Now, secure the glass with a few dots of clear silicone adhesive around the perimeter of the glass inside the lantern. (See Shop Tip No. 3, top right.) Next, secure the grilles to the glass, holding them in place with masking tape until the silicone cures.
5 The lamp hardware we chose includes a two-circuit socket that allows you to independently switch the reading lamp and the light in the base. See the Buying Guide in the Materials List for the parts. Wire your lamp, referring to Drawing 8. ♦
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