My latest project is a spruce burl floor lamp. The picture above is of the burl when it was still attached to the root system of the fallen tree. After removing the burl from the tree, I started to carve it with a chainsaw and then a grinder. The pictures below show the burl after several hours of grinding.
I am envisioning a straight metal stand for the lamp with an extended arm that will hold the burl in a position that will be suitable for reading. Check back for an update on this project shortly!