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Project by kmerkle posted 04-05-2020 11:36 PM 1088 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I had our kitchen remodeled last year and as a finishing touch, I wanted to add a decorative ceiling panel from which we could hang pendant lights over the new island.

My other goal was to cover one of the can-light fixtures over the island. That fixture was on a dimmer switch with 4 other can lights in the kitchen. I didn’t want to wire the pendant lights to the same switch so I ran new wiring and installed a new switch.

The mounting frame was fashioned from construction site salvage lumber :-)

The panel was my own design and I made it from cherry plywood with solid cherry trim. I stained it with English Walnut and applies a couple coats of water-based poly. It was pretty straightforward but I’m really happy the way it finishes the look of the kitchen.

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#1 posted 04-05-2020 11:58 PM

Very nice. It complements the room very well.

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#2 posted 04-06-2020 12:56 AM

your kitchen is gorgeous,i could cook in there.your light fixture blends perfectly,nice work.

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#3 posted 04-06-2020 05:53 AM

Your light fixture panel is a winner! It really puts that extra finishing touch on the kitchen.

L/W

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#4 posted 04-06-2020 06:33 AM

Wow. What an amazing piece. I’m no a fan on modern design. But Damn that is really amazing. You really came up with a winner. My hat is is off to you.

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#5 posted 04-06-2020 11:41 AM

That’s really nice way to finish out the new lighting! I am a big fan of dressing up otherwise plain areas with touches like this, great job! Cherry plywood? color me jealous, i wouldnt even know where to look for cherry plywood. the best I can hope for around my area is maple, and that’s a long shot most times.

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#6 posted 04-06-2020 01:16 PM

Nice work. It looks great.

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#7 posted 04-06-2020 05:40 PM

Beautiful compliment to an outstanding kitchen -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 04-06-2020 07:01 PM

Don’t like any decorators steal that idea it’s a great one.

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#9 posted 04-06-2020 07:42 PM

Thank you all very much!

@gridlockd—I got the ply wood from friend who owns a custom cabinet shop near Charlotte. He kindly ordered an extra sheet from Wurth Wood group in Charlotte.

-- I've learned 10 times more from my mistakes than from my successes.

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