Salvage Solar Lights
While decluttering my project space, I decided it was time to put these various pieces of salvage and scrap pieces to work.
With jack stands, reinforcing rod, various drilled wood pieces and Rustoleum spray paint, I decided that solar light stands wouldbe perfect.
Off to Lowe's to buy the solar lights to complete the materials that I would need. I always opt for 8x lumens as they shine brighter and longer. Next, I spray painted every piece except the solar lights with black spray paint followed by several coats of clear coat to protect them from the weather.
Then I placed the reinforcing rod through the jack stand, tightened in place with a nut & bolt and threaded the various wood pieces until I found the design that I liked best. Decided they needed a little "oomph" so added a touch of Gilder's Paste Wax to the edges.
Cut the solar light tubes in half to give them the right height and then positioned and glued them on reinforcing rod.
Charged solar light pieces and they're ready for my patio.
- Jack stands (salvage pieces)
- Drilled wooden pieces (scrap project wood)
- Reinforcing rod, nuts & bolts (Lowe's)