Cieling light surround

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Project by generic posted 09-23-2014 09:22 PM 1458 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for the cieling of an addition to hold their expensive light.
The unit is made from 3/4 Oak plywood pie cut with a rounded over strip between each segment and the crown molding is built up in 3 layers to create the inside circle. This guy is 7ft across and 18” deep. It is stained to match the rest of the room work I did there. the device under the light is an electric lift for maintaining the light. You press a button and up and down it goes. I couldn’t keep my hands off that stupid button… It’s the kid in me I guess…

-- TMF

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#1 posted 09-23-2014 10:45 PM

I was impressed with the ceiling first up.

Its nice to be able to have a home with such great features.

An exceptionally great job on the timber work!

As for the motorised light …well some people have way too much money.

Years ago I pulled a motorised car areial apart just to see how it worked, I built some thing similar and it amused my kids for hours so I can relate to you enjoying yourself.

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 09-24-2014 12:52 AM

Impressive! The simple lines (curves?) really show off the wood.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Josh Carte

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#3 posted 09-24-2014 01:37 AM

Very nice work, Tom :)


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#4 posted 09-25-2014 08:49 PM

Nice work. How high are the ceilings that would necessitate a light lift (for dusting and lightbulb changing, I presume)?

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#5 posted 09-26-2014 03:19 PM

This is in the lobby of a business. 18ft is the height from the floor..
You should have seen us installing that bear….

Nice work. How high are the ceilings that would necessitate a light lift (for dusting and lightbulb changing, I presume)?

- Daniel

-- TMF

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#6 posted 09-26-2014 03:23 PM

That is very attractive. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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