Table Lamp | Vintage Wood Plane | #96 – Shades at Grays
Authentic wood plane table lamp crafted by shades at grays, lit.
Authentic wood plane table lamp crafted by shades at grays, unlit.
Authentic wood plane table lamp crafted by shades at grays, top view.
Close up of original branding from the 19th Century of cutting steel on upcycled lamp crafted by Shades at Grays
Shades at Grays

Table Lamp | Vintage Wood Plane | #96

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From Workshop Relic to Statement Lamp: Upcycled Vintage Carpenters' Plane

Embrace the fusion of function and history with this unique table lamp.

It has been crafted from a carefully restored Alex Mathieson & Son wood plane, a company established in Glasgow, in the early 19th Century and its new use as a lamp bridges the gap between timeless design and modern utility.

JB has meticulously preserved the beech wood base, allowing you to feel the texture and story etched by time.

The warm glow of the bulb illuminates not just your space, but also a bygone era of skilled craftsmanship.

A written history accompanies each lamp, providing fascinating details about its origin. This lamp is more than just light; it's a conversation starter and a testament to enduring design.

  • The dimensions of the lamp base are: height with bulb, 20cm, width 8 cm, length 22 cm
  • 1.3 kg

The plane has been cleaned, lightly sanded to remove years of grime, and hand finished with natural beeswax.

The replica vintage E27 40W screw fit Edison bulb, which comes with your lamp, has a life of about 1500 hours and can be easily changed for any number of similar bulbs that are widely available in New Zealand.

Each lamp is independently tagged and tested. It has a long lead and an in-line switch.

We recommend a maximum 40W bulb.

Your Edison lamp has a felt pad on the base to protect any surface you choose to put it on.


We have a $9.50 flat fee for delivery in the Wellington area, and a (free) click and collect service from Plimmerton, Wellington or Greytown, Wairarapa.

Delivery charges outside of Wellington will be calculated at check-out.

Deliveries to Australia may be subject to custom regulations regarding the importation of timber and are the responsibility of the purchaser.

Thank you for supporting a small NZ business.