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Mason Jar light fixture

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Project by geekwoodworker posted 12-06-2014 09:01 PM 1724 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had seen a mason jar light fixture made by liveEdge ( http://lumberjocks.com/projects/97493 ) and loved it. The wife wanted a new light in the dinning room and I figured this would go perfectly with my kitchen table and be cheaper than buying a new light fixture. I have this board from an old 1870’s house up in my rafters of my shop so I figured I would use some of it. The chain is just one of those you can buy in any length from the hardware store. The light socket is attached with a hollow threaded rod for electric lights and the lid is held by the light and two screws. I painted all the parts rust brown to match the board. The board was finished with oil based satin varethane.





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#1 posted 12-06-2014 10:11 PM

Love it Sean, what a unique fixture.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 12-07-2014 01:20 PM

Purdee cool. I would be careful in the sense of that light bulb being totally enclosed. A lot of them bulbs nowadays are not made to be in an enclosed space. Check out the fine print on the bulb box.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#3 posted 12-07-2014 05:36 PM

Love your take on it!

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#4 posted 12-07-2014 08:06 PM

What a great idea..thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 12-08-2014 06:22 AM

Great job. looks fantastic.

-- Dave -

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