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Project by NikBrown posted 04-02-2012 05:32 PM 2783 views 15 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

During our recent entrance way renovations I had a lot of time to develop a hatred of the look of our doorbell. It’s a hunk of plastic covered in gaudy designes.

Having been long inspired by the Greene & Greene wall sconces I decided to embark on making my own as a cover to the doorbell hardware. I’m NOT a stained glass artist and as I looked at what went into making a piece I realized I didn’t have the time to learn (on this project, but I’ll definitely do so in the future).

I made this to replace the doorbell cover that was there. It turned out pretty well, although I think I’ll like it better once the cherry darkens up a bit.

More details and photos at my blog. http://digitalwoodworker.com/2012/04/18/wall-sconce-doorbell-cover/

-- http://digitalwoodworker.com/ - Where woodworking and technology somehow get along.





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 04-02-2012 05:56 PM

Very nice!

Looks like one from the Gamble House, one of the Greene brothers masterpieces.

-- Dean

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#2 posted 04-02-2012 06:10 PM

Nicely done it looks superb .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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NikBrown

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#3 posted 04-02-2012 07:24 PM

Thanks! I was definitely inspired by the Gamble House sconces. I basically sat down with a bunch of G&G books a couple weeks ago and looked at every pic I could find of their lights and let my imagination go from there. Nothing to fancy… but a surprisingly complex project… at least for me. Carving the top out of a solid block was probably the bigest challenge.

-- http://digitalwoodworker.com/ - Where woodworking and technology somehow get along.

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#4 posted 04-02-2012 08:10 PM

Great job! I agree, it’s gonna look even better when it darkens a bit.

-- Steve, Pennsylvania

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NikBrown

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#5 posted 04-02-2012 08:15 PM

Yea that’s always the issue working with cherry. I love the wood but you’ve got to wait a year or two. Also means if you are doing a whole room you’ve got to stay on schedule or it ends up looking funky for a while :D

-- http://digitalwoodworker.com/ - Where woodworking and technology somehow get along.

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TexasJim

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#6 posted 04-02-2012 08:29 PM

Great looking sconce. Did you do the stained glass, too?

-- If the world was a logical place, men would be the ones who ride horses sidesaddle.

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NikBrown

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#7 posted 04-02-2012 08:38 PM

I did do the glass. But in full disclosure….

it’s not real stained glass in the traditional sense, kind of. The cream color is a piece of real stained glass I bought. I wasn’t quite up for learning to do all the foiling and leading right now (to many projects). So I painted the glass with gel paints designed for such things, called gallery glass.

It wont fool someone who knows stained glass, but it looks quite nice. In our last house we had a bunch of windows with full murals someone had painted with the stuff. They really looked great!

-- http://digitalwoodworker.com/ - Where woodworking and technology somehow get along.

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#8 posted 04-02-2012 09:29 PM

Wow I really like it, good job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#9 posted 04-02-2012 09:41 PM

Very nice, well done indeed

-- Back home. Fernando

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#10 posted 04-02-2012 09:43 PM

Very nice. Thanks for sharing !

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#11 posted 04-03-2012 12:55 AM

Nice looking job

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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NikBrown

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#12 posted 04-18-2012 02:08 PM

Finally finished the wiring & lighting for my wall sconce and did a blog writeup. http://digitalwoodworker.com/2012/04/18/wall-sconce-doorbell-cover/

-- http://digitalwoodworker.com/ - Where woodworking and technology somehow get along.

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#13 posted 02-17-2013 02:11 PM

that is cool!! I have been looking to do a doorbell cove for our hall, I never even thought of putting a light in it, nice job!

-- I was going for that distressed look

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#14 posted 02-17-2013 02:35 PM

Very nicely done—I particularly like the top cloud lift, great detail.

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

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