Recycled Old Wood Dining Table and a "Chandelier"

by Marian
3 Materials
40 Hours

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!

The first step was to cut the wood for the table.

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!

Suggested materials:
  • Recycled old wood (80-90 years old)
  • Danish oil
  • Screws, nuts,chain, washers, wire, bulbs
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  • William William on Dec 11, 2018

    Great looking table. Love the chandelier.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jul 01, 2021

    The shape of the piece of wood used for your chandelier reminds me of an old weaving loom shuttle. I believe the larger hollow ones were sometimes referred to as cotton mill boats. In any case, it is a unique shape for a light fixture!