Wooden Lantern Tree

I wanted a tree feature in my living room, but I also needed a lighting source. I saw this coat tree and decided that I would make it into a lantern tree with some hand-built, simple wood lanterns. The result is an inexpensive standing "lamp" of sorts, using scrap wood and 2x2s. I have plans for adding a punch of color to the tree, but for now, I love the clean lines and the unique simplicity of this piece of solid wood furniture.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$3.70 using scrap wood, under $10 otherwise
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Douglas Fir
Finish Used
Olympic Semi-Gloss White (straight off shelf)
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner