My daughter wanted a table lamp and I had some spalted birch that had come from a silver birch that had been lightning split and had to come down. The birch was special to us as it was from land that my parent's cottage was on and had been part of the old family farm. This is an intermediate project as it combines both spindle and facepalte turning but it is certainly not difficult.
From 2 slabs I had enough wood to get a couple of 7 inch bases and a couple of 2 x 2 uprights.
The bases and uprights are marked for cutting.
A few minutes on the bandsaw and the wood is ready to go. I chose two pieces for this lamp and left two for another later.
I decided to use a screw chuck to turn the base so I took a 4" faceplate and marked around it on a piece of scrap maple.
It too was cut on the bandsaw and
mounted to the faceplate. Two screws are sufficient to hold it in place.