Crazy steampunkish chandelier

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Project by Zeppelinator posted 04-17-2012 05:32 AM 3812 views 20 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a cheapie chandelier with bad wiring in my dining area. Decided to make one based on those old style edison bulbs. Added some LED downlights for reading and put an LED light behind some cobalt blue glass in the center. It’s big…...5 ft wide! Curly maple and Shedua with metal and painted blue accents. People either love it or hate it when they see it. I think I watched chitty chitty bang bang too many times as a kid. I’ll post some more pics. Just finished putting in new windows and Ambrosia maple casings in the room.

The bulbs can be found at lowes and home depot. The wire is twisted copper from Monster cable.

-- Thom, Westport,

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#1 posted 04-17-2012 06:24 AM

Beautiful!! Not sure how anyone could hate that!

-- Matt in Dripping Springs

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#2 posted 04-17-2012 09:29 AM

Absolutely love it.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#3 posted 04-17-2012 10:17 AM

Very unique, beautiful woods and form, whats not to love about it?

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#4 posted 04-17-2012 11:20 AM

I wish I could talk my wife into something like that. I think the closest I would get would be to build it and put it up in the shop. Great job, it’s really cool.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#5 posted 04-17-2012 12:07 PM

That is fantastic. More pictures please.

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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#6 posted 04-17-2012 12:20 PM

Really cool!

-- Chris K

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#7 posted 04-17-2012 12:46 PM

Great job! I second Benboy’s motion: MORE PICS!!!

-- Dennis, WV

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#8 posted 04-17-2012 12:50 PM

Okay, that is the coolest light fixture I’ve ever seen. The proverbial light bulb just went off in my head, no pun intended.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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#9 posted 04-17-2012 12:53 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. I really like it. Good design and execution.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#10 posted 04-17-2012 12:59 PM

I gotta go with the crowd here. That is one cool light fixture!
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#11 posted 04-17-2012 01:54 PM

You are right I hate it! No seriously, it’s very appealing and a nice work of art. Well done.

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#12 posted 04-17-2012 01:57 PM

That’s spectacular. I like that you included some function in the form of LEDs. I can’t get enough of those Edisons and I love the color in the cabling. Really a fine work of art.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#13 posted 04-17-2012 03:04 PM

Great job, I thinks its great. The finish and workmanship it spot on. Welcome to LJ’s as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 04-17-2012 03:22 PM

Excellent work! Could you include a source for the type of bulbs you used for these, I’m not familiar with them (but have been looking for them all my life!)

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#15 posted 04-17-2012 03:30 PM

that is awesome ! great idea

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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