Outdoor cedar L/V lights

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Project by midnightowlrob posted 04-28-2008 05:27 PM 1658 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the cedar outdoor lights that I built for infront of my waterwheel. I used low-voltage lights that I bought at a garage sale. After I built the cedar boxes, I placed the bulbs that I removed from the bought lights into the interior structure. I used 1/4” Lexan that I sanded with 120 grit paper as my lenses. I finished them with teak oil.

-- Rob

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#1 posted 04-28-2008 05:33 PM

Nice job! What do they look like at night?

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#2 posted 04-28-2008 05:50 PM

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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#3 posted 04-28-2008 07:23 PM

Those are very nice. Great job!

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#4 posted 04-28-2008 07:37 PM


That is a wonderful addition to your landscaping. They are functional and add a lot of curb appeal as well.

Nice job.

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#5 posted 04-28-2008 08:30 PM

excellent idea and creation!!
Love that waterwheel

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#6 posted 04-29-2008 12:24 AM

Excellent work…. I too would love to see them lit at night.

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#7 posted 04-29-2008 01:41 AM

Real nice design. A great compliment to your garden and your house.

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#8 posted 04-29-2008 01:51 AM

Very nice …I keep thinking about making some of my own but never seem to get around to it.

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#9 posted 04-29-2008 04:12 AM

very cool…the boxes look much bigger in the third photo—-does that mean that they are partially burried in the ground???

would love to see them at nice…great job!!!

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#10 posted 04-30-2008 02:15 PM

So much nicer than store bought…Nice job

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#11 posted 04-30-2008 03:22 PM

I put a picture of them lit up at night over on the site.

-- Rob

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