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Matching Light Fixtures

  • February 11, 2016

mrgoldenboy
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I decided to do this project because our dining table had almost zero lighting and our other small table had a fixture that we didn't like. However, light fixtures this large cost a lot of money and I couldn't find anything that I liked enough to pay the price. Originally I was going to make it entirely out of wood, but I saw some black pipe light fixtures and it gave me the idea to combine wood and metal. I ended up using EMT instead of black pipe because it was cheaper, lighter, and I thought would be easy to work with. It ended up being more difficult to cut then I expected and the ends end up being jagged. I ended up using some files to make them more in shape but it added a lot of time. There was also some difficulty in painting the EMT, it took several coats of black spray paint and it would chip off easily. If i did it again I would get the correct tools for the job. The largest cost was the braided electrical wire and the sockets. The job is done and my wife loves them and everyone else seems to like them also.

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Matching Light Fixtures

by mrgoldenboy
Feb 11, 2016

I decided to do this project because our dining table had almost zero lighting and our other small table had a fixture that we didn't like. However, light fixtures this large cost a lot of money and I couldn't find anything that I liked enough to pay the price. Originally I was going to make it entirely out of wood, but I saw some black pipe light fixtures and it gave me the idea to combine wood and metal. I ended up using EMT instead of black pipe because it was cheaper, lighter, and I thought would be easy to work with. It ended up being more difficult to cut then I expected and the ends end up being jagged. I ended up using some files to make them more in shape but it added a lot of time. There was also some difficulty in painting the EMT, it took several coats of black spray paint and it would chip off easily. If i did it again I would get the correct tools for the job. The largest cost was the braided electrical wire and the sockets. The job is done and my wife loves them and everyone else seems to like them also.