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Topic by MarkTheFiddler posted 06-12-2012 04:00 AM 7269 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MarkTheFiddler

447 posts in 2465 days

06-12-2012 04:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question electrical parts entryway

Howdy my friends,

I made this geometric pendant light cover.

I want to flush mount it on the ceiling. I’m thinking I can fill one side with wood, drill a hole, add one of those hollow bolts to it and secure it with the nuts. I believe I can just attach a decorative light socket to that and pretty much be done. Other that the obvious care I should take with the wiring (I’ve done this sort of thing before) should I be concerned with heat? Insulation? Any tips?

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.



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BillyJ

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09-27-2012 03:12 PM

WOW! Mark, that’s awesome. I would like to see more of your light fixture, maybe a few of more pictures.

Are you going to put glass in each opening? I think you are correct about putting a piece of wood and securing as you said. Assuming that you are not placing large-based bulbs with high wattage in the fixture, I do not think there is much to worry about.

Great job – I cannot wait to see it hanging.

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

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MarkTheFiddler

447 posts in 2465 days

09-27-2012 06:13 PM

Thanks Billy,

No glass. I’ll finish it up now thanks to your input.

Mark

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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MarkTheFiddler

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09-27-2012 06:45 PM

Oh yes – lots of pictures. ;)

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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06-05-2018 04:14 PM

Hey Mark, It looks great! Where are you planning on putting it up?

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