New sconces(light cover)

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Project by CHETFISHMT posted 03-01-2019 01:35 PM 551 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I recently remodeled my living room and wanted to add some new lighting. A friend of mine had a similar style sconce/light fixture in their living room and I wanted to see if I could come up with something of my own.
Earlier this winter I replaced my back porch light with a new LED spotlight and had noticed that the old fixture had some cool glass in it. So instead of throwing away the whole thing, I saved the glass out of it.
The lights are rather simple; they are just flush mount ceiling lights mounted on the wall. The covers are where things began to get intricate.
I have been on kick lately of trying to use only hand tools, or minimal power tools. This is mostly due to the fact that my shop is not heated, yet, and it has been sub-zero temps in my neck of the woods. So for now I have turned my dining room into a work shop. I just set up my saw horses, that were made in the dining room prior to this project, and instantly had a little ready made shop. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited my wife was about all of this…
I had also just purchased a set of three Japanese chisels and was looking forward to employing them quickly. So I gave them a quick lick on the grinder, kidding, and put them to work.
A few mortis and tenons and a couple of dovetails later, I had something I thought was worthy of hanging on the wall. I finished the boxes with a little Danish oil and used French cleats to hang them. I added some construction paper to the inside of the glass to give them a little color. I’m not sure if I love the idea or not. Either way it will be easy to fix.
Now I can sit on my couch in peace and enjoy looking at my illuminated lake trout. And yes, the fish is off center from the lights and will most likely be remedied before morning.

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#1 posted 03-01-2019 08:41 PM

Great night effect. I like the photo with dissasembled parts.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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