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Arts & Crafts style stained glass light fixture for the laundry room

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Project by James E McIntyre posted 02-13-2018 11:54 PM 1835 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This stained glass light replaced an old floresent Bulb fixture in our laundry room. It’s made from oak and has four daylight 5000K LED lights inside it. I attached the lid by morticing the base to receive a piano hinge. I installed 4 rare earth magnets in the lid to keep it closed and to have access to the lights.

I designed the pattern for the leaded glass on a piece of hard cardboard the same size as the finished glass, traced over the pencil lines with a sharpy, choose the glass and comissioned Beveldine Stained Glass in Stanton, Ca. Beveldine.com to make the stained glass light. They built the stained glass over the pattern I made.

I know what some of you are thinking. Another Laundry room project? This room is almost finished.

You know what that say about laundry room projects. There Loads Of Fun!
Next my wife wants an arts and crafts frame for the cork board a mantel clock and an another picture frame with a painting of a woman hanging cloths.Then maybe it will be finished.

I was thinking about that old saying. A carpenters home is never finished. It could be he’s working on everyone else’s house or he’s never satified with his own. I think it’s the latter.

Thanks for looking.

-- James E McIntyre





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TheSawDustWhisperer

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#1 posted 02-14-2018 12:53 AM

Nice job. Is it heavy?

-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs

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James E McIntyre

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#2 posted 02-14-2018 01:10 AM

It is heavy about 50 lbs. my son helped hold it while I screwed it to the joist.

-- James E McIntyre

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DeLayne Peck

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#3 posted 02-14-2018 04:48 AM

Very nice stain glass design,

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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oldnovice

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#4 posted 02-14-2018 06:36 AM

You really did some nice work on that fixture, classic look!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 02-14-2018 12:48 PM

I like it!! Now I have to figure out how to convince the boss lady that we need one in our laundry room rather than the boring fluorescent fixture. I even know where to get the glass work done. Another item for the To-Do list.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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JimYoung

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#6 posted 02-14-2018 05:35 PM

Very nice. The stainglass pattern is very arts & crafty.

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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#7 posted 02-14-2018 06:58 PM

Awesome James, very cool design!

I see the magnets join together to keep the lid shut. Does it require a good tug to get the lid open or is it fairly easy?

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TheSawDustWhisperer

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#8 posted 02-14-2018 07:20 PM

how did you attach it to the joists?

-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs

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James E McIntyre

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#9 posted 02-14-2018 08:06 PM

Thanks for the kind words. Splintergroup, I had to keep adding R.E. Magnets until it stayed safely closed. It take a good tug to open.
Dusty Lungs, I installed 3ea. 1 1/2” x 14” x 3/4” oak stretchers, drilled holes where the joists are at the top of the box.
I should have taken a phot to better illustrate how it was done.

-- James E McIntyre

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#10 posted 02-14-2018 09:14 PM

very attractive. I like it a lot

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#11 posted 02-14-2018 09:54 PM

James, another beautiful piece. When/if you ever finish this room would you please take 1-2 pix that show the entire ensemble? TIA

-- Art

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TheSawDustWhisperer

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#12 posted 02-14-2018 10:26 PM

How did you secure the stained glass to the lid?

-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs

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James E McIntyre

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#13 posted 02-14-2018 10:37 PM

Art. I will take photos when this is finished, or when is’s close.
Dusty. I routed a rabbit in the inside edge of the top
Before I assembled the top and made a trim. Then I screwed in wood holders w/glued on rubber pads that could be tightened over the glass to hold it in place.

-- James E McIntyre

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#14 posted 04-21-2019 08:30 PM

Another work of art. I’m all over your projects pages now that I’ve found them. I have a feeling every last one of them is going to be a favorite!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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