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Project by luv2learn posted 06-26-2015 10:06 PM 969 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi ya’ll,

It has been a while since I posted any projects, life got in the way. Anyway, when we built our house I intentionally made accommodations for five wall sconces in our living room. Ten years later all that was on the walls was white covers over the outlet boxes (pic #2). Why? I couldn’t decide what the sconces should look like. Then, sitting in my favorite recliner recently I was looking at the chandelier hanging in the kitchen (pic#3) and it dawned on me that there were five lights making up the chandelier. If I could find another chandelier, I could take it apart and figure a way to mount the individual lights on the wall.

I was browsing our Habitat for Humanity resale store and guess what I found, an identical chandelier to the one in our kitchen. All I had to do know was to figure a way to mount the lights to the wall without any exposed fasteners. I wanted a wooden base for the sconces so I turned five of them from some cherry (pic#4,5). Finished them with Watco Danish oil and paste wax (pic#6).

I may be slow, but I’m not fast. LOL!!

Thanks for looking!

-- 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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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 06-26-2015 10:51 PM

Looks great—nicely done. After all, better late than never as the adage goes.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 06-26-2015 11:11 PM

Nice one Lee. With the exception of the glass globes, we have almost the same chandelier hung over our dinner table. Only problem is, our ceiling appears quite a bit lower than yours. The wife says that if my head wasn’t so hard, that thing would have killed me several times over..lol. I like the look of the sconces sir….nice job.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#3 posted 06-26-2015 11:14 PM

It’s nice to keep a few projects in the waiting… but 10 years later Lee. You sure do have patience!
Nice that you found the match to the dinning room chandelier. The turnings came out nice and the picture you posted of your work looks great on the wall!
“I may be slow, but I’m not fast”.... Good one!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 06-27-2015 12:09 AM

Cool idea Lee. I agree, the wood sconce makes the fixture. Time to add some wood to the kitchen light.
I understand that sometimes you have to ponder on things for awhile till you get it right.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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luv2learn

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#5 posted 06-27-2015 12:35 AM

Hey John, I think I will have to redefine late LOL!!

Buster, our ceilings are 17’ high over the kitchen and living room but I have initiated the living room chandelier with my head few times.

Tony, I know, I know, SLOW needs to be redefined in my case LOL!!

Dave, 10 years of pondering and that is the best I can come up with? LOL!!

-- 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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ralbuck

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#6 posted 06-27-2015 01:08 AM

You AVOIDED several mistakes by not rushing into it!

Nice JOB!

Good work and good whiskey can NOT be hurried!

I am waiting 20+ years for my wife to finish some (unhappy) cross stitch tractors for me; HELL it might be 30!

I might get them someday.

-- just rjR

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 06-27-2015 01:24 AM

Nice execution of a long range idea!! How fitting that the chandelier had 5 globes and that is just what you needed. You did that chandelier proud to be reconstructed in that manner..Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 06-27-2015 01:44 AM

I think all woodworkers are deep thinkers and it takes time to come up with great ideas.

This was a great idea. Did you try with the lights pointing up instead of down like you have them? That way the light would bounce off the ceilings. I have sconces and they point up the wall toward the ceiling.

As far as being slow … it took me 10 years to come up with my shoe storage/book shelves that I posted a while back.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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luv2learn

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#9 posted 06-27-2015 02:04 AM

Thanks Jim, at that rate my other really good ideas could make me at least 100 years old. LOL!!

tyvekboy, my ceilings are 17 foot high so I don’t think that would work :-)

-- 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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#10 posted 06-27-2015 02:52 AM

Good job lee.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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luv2learn

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#11 posted 06-27-2015 04:53 AM

Thanks Tom, it is good to get back into the shop.

-- 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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#12 posted 06-27-2015 12:04 PM

Nice one Lee. I know what you mean because I’m about as slow/fast as I can be

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

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luv2learn

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#13 posted 06-27-2015 02:25 PM

Thanks Roger, my mind is a lot faster than my body these days. LOL!!

-- 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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#14 posted 06-27-2015 10:11 PM

Inspiration cannot be rushed! I like the matching sconces and chandelier. Good job, Lee. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 06-27-2015 10:55 PM

Great job,
I did the same thing for a bathroom bar light. Identical style lights. (great minds think alike)

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