It was a weekend project and I reused a lot of materials that I found over the last year.
Step 1: Parts I Used
- A wooden box
- An insulator for high tension
- An old lamp
- Four E27 lamp holder
- Four 60W vintage style bulbs
- A dimmer
- A switch
- A crystal styl knob (acrylic)
- A brass ball nut
- A 230 plug
- Some cables and terminal strips
Step 2: The Dimmer and the Switch
Step 3: The BOX and Vulcan Fibre
A 10mm hole on the top, for the lamp and a 8mm hole on the back for the 230V cable.
I cut two pieces of "Vulcan Fibre" to hold the switch and to cover the dimmer.
I drilled holes for the screws and cut windings in it.
The wood of the box is such hard, that it was possible to cut windings in it.
Then I mounted everything to the front.
You have the choice :-)
Yiu can use both: The modern brass screews or the older one.
I used clear protective wax to finish the surface of the box. I found the texture of the box very nice so I left it as is.
Step 4: The Insulator and the Lamp
The cabling runs through the tube to the box.
The cabling itselv is very simple:
From the mains cable to the switch. (Both lines on and off)
From the switch via the dimmer to the lamp.
From the top off the lamp it is splitted into the four arms of the chandeleer.
DONT FORGET to connect the earth wire to the all of the metal parts!