I have a lot more sanding to do and I’m filling the inside. The outside of the structure has been rough sanded and filled. I’m not real happy that I used filler at all but that’s how it goes when you are a rookie.
What you might be able to see here is that I used poplar because it is very light weight for a lighting pendant. the outside is actually crosscut. If it comes out as well as I hope it will, I ought to get a nice look out of it. The insides are going to be completely filled. As you can see I have started that process. My hope is that, after I sand it smooth and stain it, I’ll have consistent stripes. That’s my hope at least.
I was thinking about how time I have spent on this pendant light cover. I could have done a demo on a bedroom, Painted, added new wood floor, addded all new trim, caulked and touched up the paint. In other words, I could have done an entire room in the time I have already spent on this dodecahedron. It’s certainly not worth the time I put into it and it’s not perfect by any means. Still, it’s my most ambitious wood project in terms of required skill level. I have hopes of the final piece product looking decent.
Since I have been refurbing my home, I do rooms for a while, then I do accessories for a while. I do the accessories when I run out of money for the materials to do and entire room. It keeps me busy and the small things are really adding to the character of the home.
-- Thanks for all the lessons!