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Can't find anyone who actually sells these plans, are they online at this point? I'd buy them if I could, but I can't find them! I am trying to build some with my father for my parents house and we need dimensions.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/75562383@N ... 528521766/
While the light box's, etc..dimensions would be faithful, Bob took some creative liberties to the top.
Overall height: 750
Post: 30x30x730, 30x30 cube at top articulated by 10 groove 5 deep
Base: 210x210x20 thick, including (felt?) pad (The lamp is not centered on the base, but the dimensions for its placement are not included. Best guess: post is 40 from two sides of base.)
Light boxes: 70wx60hx145, + 45x30 notches, inside of notch aligned with edge of post; back of box, 15 beyond post. Wood 10(?) thick; 5(?) thick wood wrapped around post at notched opening.
Boxes: 120 apart on center.
Reflectors: 160x110x5, 10 beyond post, 120 center to center; bottom reflector, 60 from center line to top of base.
Structure at base: 80x57.5x10(?) board supports bottom reflector; perpendicular to this, pieces of indeterminate length extending from center post. At the back an oddly shaped board 30 wide extends the larger board 'through' the post, extending upward to the center line of the second reflector, with a 10x18(?) notch centered between the bottom reflector and base, and a 10x60 notch coincident to the first light box.
The reflectors are edged with 5 wood, with the bulk of the piece made of a slightly thinner material lighter in color.
I suspect the originals were measured in English units. In the process of translating them into Metric, the dimensions may have been fudged somewhat. But it doesn't matter that much. What matters most is the relative measurements. To translate into English, all you would need is a single multiplier for each dimension.