Build your own Chandelier from an old cabinet door and some light sockets


This gallery is from a project I did this last weekend. I went to the local Habitat ReStore (this is an easy way to help the community as the proceeds go to helping families in real need) and picked up a cabinet door that had no cabinet. 

I then stopped by the local hardware store and bought a junction box, some light sockets, a spool of wire, some gromets, some chain, and some lightbulbs. I offset the holes I drilled on either side of the board to make it more interesting, and hung every other light bulb at a different length from both front ways and sideways. A little bit of sweat and no tears later I had a beautiful chandelier for the kitchen.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

Innovative Engineer/Technologist: Innovatative app developer, systems architect, and project manager in a wide variety of technologies. I am particularly interested in learning about and creating new technology by looking at the 30,000 foot view to see how things can fit together in new and exciting ways. I started my career working at Internet Service Providers and moved into VoIP and Unified Messaging Applications. I currently work in the Switch Networking field. I am constantly looking at new technologies to enhance my own vision of technology as a whole. I consider myself to be of a new generation of Engineers that are able to use and understand technologies while still able to communicate and work with non-technical people.

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