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Project by woodshaver posted 12-08-2011 04:05 AM 2870 views 17 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this light fixture to match our kitchen cabinets and replace a builders light fixture. The hard part was matching the stain on cabinets. It’s a real close match , heck …and no one even looks to see if it’s a perfect match!

UPDATE….
We decided that the light fixture would look much better white.

-- 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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Kelen

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#1 posted 12-08-2011 04:15 AM

Looks Great! Nice work!

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#2 posted 12-08-2011 07:11 AM

What a great idea, and you pulled it off perfectly. Great job

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#3 posted 12-08-2011 07:18 AM

Nice upgrade!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 12-08-2011 07:19 AM

Very nice work.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#5 posted 12-08-2011 07:29 AM

You hit the nail right on the head David! I didn’t have a plan at all. I just built it from a collection of thoughts!
I guess that thinking out side the box! I did do a Goggle search but couldn’t find one single thing about building one of these. So I just put my thinking cap on and made my wife very happy! That PVC don’t look to bad does it? My neighbors thought it was Wrought Iron! LOL!!!
Thanks for the compliments!

-- 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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#6 posted 12-08-2011 07:48 AM

Nice work, I like it.

Just a question.
Doesn’t the box reduce the light significantly? How much light does it give for the whole room? Isn’t it lighted only beneath it?

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#7 posted 12-08-2011 07:48 AM

Looks great! I am saving this one for future use in my kitchen as well! Nice Work.

-- Create something everyday.

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#8 posted 12-08-2011 07:51 AM

Love the PVC!

—Russ

-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 12-08-2011 01:29 PM

Wow! That came out really good. Nice job.

-- Have a great day.

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#10 posted 12-08-2011 02:15 PM

Syeret,
“Nice work, I like it.

Just a question.
Doesn’t the box reduce the light significantly? How much light does it give for the whole room? Isn’t it lighted only beneath it??

Syeret,

There are two fixture’s in the box and each fixture has two 35 watt lamp’s for a total of 140 watts.

Having the light in a box does cut the light as you say but the diffuser fixes that problem, it spreads the light out nicely as it passes through it. The entire kitchen is lit up very nicely!

Our kitchen is in the middle of the house with no windows near by so I needed something that would be bright and this light fits the bill!

Thanks for the nice comments!

Added note;
I didn’t use the bright white lamps. I used the soft white that gives off a nice yellow glow like an incandescent lamp.

-- 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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#11 posted 12-08-2011 02:21 PM

now this is wonderful looking & looks like it solves your dark kitchen problem. I love seeing useful things made and look super too. Great job

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#12 posted 12-08-2011 02:32 PM

That smile in the first photo tells me that you did it just right.

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#13 posted 12-08-2011 04:05 PM

Awesomely cool

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#14 posted 12-08-2011 04:46 PM

Great work. Very nice joinery.

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#15 posted 12-08-2011 04:54 PM

cool fixture

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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