Thanks, I can't take credit for building it. Just providing support. (and a few tools) A 18 y/o friend of mine that works for me sometimes built it. The wood is ancient bald cypress from a log that was dug up during a pond excavation. He's working on a second lamp for a Christmas present and then he's going to start making some things to sell. According to the people that they sent it off to for carbon dating, its about 35,000 years old.