Distressed edison style pendant light fixture

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Project by Doug Wilson posted 200 days ago 1034 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The next is my favorite woodworking project. It was an idea we had after researching bed side lamps. I really wanted to use Edison style bulbs somewhere and always thought a pendant light over the sink would look nice. So, I put the two together and built a distressed pine box, stained it dark maple, and wired it to the existing light fixture.

I ordered most of the parts from Sundialwire, but another good site would be

Wire – ($1.45 per foot) | 10 ft = $14.50
Bulbs – ($9.00) | 5 = $45
Socket – ($4.75) | 5 = $23.75

Dimensions are 10 inches wide by 40 inches long by 4 inches high. I spaces the 5 lights evenly across the face (about 6 and 2/3 inches)

The dye I used was Transfast water soluble dye – dark mission brown.

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#1 posted 200 days ago

Nice look. I like

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#2 posted 200 days ago

Very cool I love the old lights! Great job overall!

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#3 posted 200 days ago

I love the look of these. They would be incredible for a cabin too.

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#4 posted 200 days ago

Very Nice Project Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.


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#5 posted 200 days ago

I love the golden glow from those old filament bulbs! Nice work!

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#6 posted 200 days ago

Very nice. Thanks for posting. Added to favorites.

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#7 posted 194 days ago

They look great. Like the style and look. Great light effects, gives a homey and cozy feeling. Great job!

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