Kitchen Light

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Project by Acelectric posted 04-18-2013 06:15 AM 1209 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While remodeling our house our kitchen needed a new light fixture. I wasn’t happy with any of the commercially available ones so I decided to make my own. I started with a 4’, 4 tube drop in light fixture. Wrapped it in red oak and box jointed the corners. Added a small bead detail around the edges and finished it with 2 coats of sanding sealer and 2 coats of polyurethane.

-- Thank goodness I don’t do this for a living, because I would surely starve.

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#1 posted 04-18-2013 07:50 AM

Nice work, so much better than the store bought ones. Nice box joints as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 04-18-2013 10:40 AM

Must make one like that for my kitchen too

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#3 posted 04-18-2013 11:40 AM

Nice light!
Why pay for one when you can make you owe. I wasn’t happy with the commercial one either so I did what you did.
Nice job on the joints!

-- 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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#4 posted 04-18-2013 11:44 AM

Thanks for the nice comments. I know it isn’t a very impressive project but I was glad to finally finish something. Remodeling the house keeps getting in the way of woodworking.

-- Thank goodness I don’t do this for a living, because I would surely starve.

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