|Project by OttoSchmitz||posted 08-23-2012 03:47 PM||2179 views||11 times favorited||3 comments|
So I had this 20 foot high ceiling and the people that built my house used a small fan light that not only was a pain in the buttocks to replace bulbs but didn’t fit the size of the room.
I decided to buy a few old wooden pulleys and build a somewhat simple wooden chandelier. Was originally going to have a hand crank that could lower the chandelier enough for me to avoid using a ladder to swap out a used up bulb but I couldn’t install the retractable electrical cord to my satisfaction.
Wood was reclaimed threshing boards/gangway planks that I rough sanded and applied Briwax, Miniwax grey stain to fill the deep pockets and then tung oil.
The Edison bulbs are really great – their filaments cast a very soft light and despite the high cost are very durable.
Remaining pieces are antique drawer pulls to run the rope between platforms, cloth covered electrical wire and manilla 3/4” rope.
The shadows that this chandelier casts are very fun.
More info on my blog.
Thanks for looking.