Make a Driftwood Pendant Light
step by step tutorial for creating a driftwood pendant light. Pendant lights – they’re everywhere in all shapes and sizes and I’ve seen a driftwood pendant light or two, usually very expensive, so I wanted to create my own and see just how easy or difficult as the case may be to make one. As it turns out, it’s not that hard although it takes a little practice and the right tools but once you get that down, it’s fairly simple.
To start this project you are going to need a good piece of driftwood and while the driftwood pendant light I’m showing here is a triple light, you can get kits for singles or doubles. You can use a kit if you wish, which is what I used here, this made it a little easier the first time around. You can buy kits at Home Depot or Lowe’s and they include all the electrical – you just need to have a nice piece of driftwood. If you don’t want to use a kit, it’s also fairly easy to use mason jars or wine bottles as shades and you can purchase threaded base sockets for housing bulbs and attaching your cords; purchase electrical cording and design your own ceiling mount to attach to your driftwood.
Find a great piece of driftwood - either with lots of texture like mine or nice and smooth.
Line up the holes in the “light fixture mount” to your driftwood piece and drill holes in the driftwood. Then pass the electrical cord through starting from the bottom of the driftwood.
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Published February 4th, 2015 11:53 AM
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