Redwood Burl chandelier

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Project by RossC23 posted 10-28-2014 01:29 PM 1554 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this redwood burl chandelier for over my kitchen table. Burl slab is 3” thick. Routered a recess on the top for a junction box to hold the wiring and used gas pipe, flange and union to mount to and run the lead wire to the ceiling. Finished it off with cloth braided wires and Edison style bulbs. Being from Wisconsin, this was my first project with redwood. really nice wood.

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#1 posted 10-28-2014 02:58 PM

I’m liking this more and more as I look at it.
My only concern is the electrical box in the ceiling, can it take the weight over time????

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#2 posted 10-28-2014 03:04 PM

I was a bit concerned about that as well. Besides recessing the junction box on top, I carved out a bit of extra wood as well to remove some weight. It weighs only about 9 lbs including the pipe. the old chandelier was 7 so I think it should be fine.

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#3 posted 10-28-2014 05:19 PM

love it!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#4 posted 10-28-2014 05:46 PM

Very cool.. well done.

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#5 posted 10-28-2014 06:42 PM

Oh, your Redwood chandelier lights up the paintings on the wall!
The marble statuettes are standing stately, in the hall!

Sorry, an old song that was brought to mind.

It looks great!

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#6 posted 10-28-2014 08:22 PM

Awesome! Great project. Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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