The first step was to cut the wood for the table.
Recycled Old Wood Dining Table and a "Chandelier"
My neighbor had a specific request, he wanted an old wooden dining table and a "chandelier" made from the same wood. Well, I was saving some old wood in my workshop so I said, hey, why not! Here's how I helped his dream come true!
When I noticed that the legs were a bit too narrow, I added some wood to balance them out.
After a good sanding (around 5 hours), I added some details for a better look.
Then I covered it with a nice coat of Danish oil, and left it to dry!
Next step, the light fixture! This is a piece of wood that I had been carving, so again, I sanded it down really well. Then I applied a coat of danish oil and left to dry.
Then I gathered my materials for the light fixture. Screws, chain, bulbs, nuts, washers, and cable!
Next step was to make the holes for the screws and wire connection. I then added the chain and called in my electrician friend to make all of the wire connections.
And then for the best part- installing the "chandelier" (I love this word!), put the table in its spot, and everyone was happy!
Here's a photo of the table....
And the coolest chandelier I've made! I really love the results!
- Recycled old wood (80-90 years old)
- Danish oil
- Screws, nuts,chain, washers, wire, bulbs