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Old 02-07-2019, 10:07 AM   #1
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My wife saw some timber light fixtures she liked on Pinterest and suggested that "we" could build our own instead of buying one for $600-$1000. I agreed. I knew there was a pair of old utility pole cross supports laying up in the trees in a corner of our property so I drug them out, cleaned them up and cut off the rotten ends. I ended up with one salvageable piece 66" long that I thought would work. For the end brackets, I had a 8' piece of 1/4"x1" strap that I heated, beat, and beat some more to form the size & profile I needed then welded them together at the joint. This was by far the most difficult part of the build. I ordered the "vintage" style electrical components and bulbs off Amazon. All told, I've got about $120 in it. BTW....those 6 watt LED bulbs are INCREDIBLY bright. I was going to use eleven instead of seven and I'm glad I didn't.
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:08 AM   #2
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Excellent work!
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:17 AM   #3
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I like it!
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:19 AM   #4
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Very nice
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:36 AM   #5
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That looks sharp
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:43 AM   #6
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Great work !!!!!
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:37 AM   #7
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NICE!!
I have plans to do something very similar. Only problem is our ceiling is vaulted and I don't wanna do the work to make the light level.
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:42 PM   #8
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Very nice.
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:48 PM   #9
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very nice
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:32 PM   #10
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Well done! Looks great.
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:48 PM   #11
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Looks great! I Love it!
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:59 PM   #12
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Looks good
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:28 AM   #13
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really cool
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:18 AM   #14
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Nice work! KJ
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:50 PM   #15
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Very nice.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:54 PM   #16
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Nice work!
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:25 PM   #17
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Ooooh I like that, great work!
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:04 PM   #18
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saving a copy!

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Old 02-11-2019, 04:46 PM   #19
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Looks great!
I can't quite make out the round ceiling attachment. What did you use for that piece?
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:50 PM   #20
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For anyone that's interested, these are the electrical components I used:

Sockets

Wire

Strain Reliefs Connectors

Bulbs

If you don't want something as bright as these are, consider the Warm White or Amber White options on the bulbs.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:47 PM   #21
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Good job! That is really cool.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:05 PM   #22
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That looks great - nice work
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:35 PM   #23
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Man that looks awesome. Tagging this for a possible option in the future
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:56 AM   #24
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That turned out really nice.

And "we" is the most misused word in a marriage.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:31 PM   #25
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looks awesome!
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:08 PM   #26
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good work!
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