Mission Kitchen Light

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Project by bygrace posted 05-30-2019 11:30 PM 1385 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a kitchen light I made a while back but wasnt able to post for technical reasons. Its made out of red oak, stained, a few coats of danish oil and lacquer. I used a 4’ LED light I bought at Lowes. The transluscent panels are mica, a favorite of mine for lighting. Of course the rafters in the ceiling ran parallel to the light in the wrong place so I had to crawl up into the attic to attach a brace between the trusses. I should have framed the bottom panels and made them removable for cleaning from below, but I guess hindsight is 20\20.

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#1 posted 05-31-2019 12:23 AM

Nice project, bet it really lights up the place.

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#2 posted 05-31-2019 01:51 AM

Great work. Love the details.

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#3 posted 05-31-2019 02:55 AM

Well done. My compliments to you on the detail work. Fits great in the kitchen.

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#4 posted 05-31-2019 03:13 AM

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#5 posted 05-31-2019 11:58 AM

Looks great, perfect match in your beautiful kitchen.

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#6 posted 05-31-2019 01:13 PM

Great looking and goes well with everything else! Nice work!

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#7 posted 05-31-2019 02:20 PM

- htl

thanks for the flip.that light is beautiful and i agree on mica for lamps.nice work.

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#8 posted 05-31-2019 07:28 PM

Fits perfectly in you kitchen. I agree with the others. Mica works well here.
Where do you get the mica?

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#9 posted 05-31-2019 07:30 PM

Nice! My kitchen ceiling is too low for that, sadly.

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#10 posted 05-31-2019 08:25 PM

I love mica for its aesthetics, feel and glow. The first lamp I used a thinner gauge. My later projects use the thicker gauge .030 clear amber mica. Not a real difference in the appearance/glow, but a more solid build. Nice work. I have a similar plan for a pitched cathedral ceiling in a kitchen space to compliment the rest of the mission style furniture and lamps. I purchased the mica from Asheville-Schoonmaker, Mica, Co, Newport News, Va.,757-244-7311 [email protected], URL, They sell a sampler kit that was definitely a good buy to feel the different gauge and available colors.

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#11 posted 05-31-2019 08:51 PM

James McIntyre – thanks and I get it from the same place as mentioned above, Asheville-schoonmaker. I order it from their website. Its a pricey item but worth it in my opinion.

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#12 posted 05-31-2019 11:18 PM

wow what a great looking piece, thanks for sharing.

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#13 posted 06-01-2019 12:00 AM

Thanks for the info.

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#14 posted 06-01-2019 12:34 AM

James, no worries at all. Actually it was another LJ that mentioned it!

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#15 posted 06-01-2019 02:12 AM

I like how you turned a storage trunk design into a beautiful hanging light.

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