The inspiration for this came from another instructable. The only problem with this was he built his by welding, which wasn't something I'd be able to do all that easily. I asked a friend who knew how to weld and got an annoyed answer, so instead I set out to do something that almost anyone would be able to do from home. The design is pretty simple. I went with diamond plating and mirrored plexi, but you can substitute in your own options for materials, just keep weight in mind for this project. Everything should be easily purchased for anyone on here. In the end I've been incredibly happy with the way the light came out.
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Step 1: Tools and Materials
- 1'x2' sheet of metal of Diamond Plated Aluminum. Needs to be pretty durable, this will hold the weight of the entire project.
- 1'x2' sheet of 1/4" mirrored acrylic. This will be the top sheet of our chandelier. you might be able to get away with 1/8" but when you're cutting the holes for the bottles, you'll want something solid so that you don't crack the acrylic.
- 8x - 4-1/2" long 1/4" thick, bolts. These will hold the top and bottom layer together.
- 16x - 1/4" nuts.
- 8x - spring washers
- 8x - acorn nuts
- 4x - 1/4" crown bolts
- 6x - small 'S' hooks
- ~6' of chain
- Masking tape
- Lighting of your choice.
- 1-3/4" hole saw
- 2-1/2" hole saw
- Drill press (preferably)
- Square for measuring and tracing out the cuts (preferably up to two feet in length).
- Metal file for smoothing out the edges after you make your cuts.