Step 1: Tools & Materials
Saw (circular, jig, etc)
Bamboo or other wood (I used left over 3/4" bamboo plywood)
Acrylic (ACE Hardware will cut a sheet to your specs for width*height(in inches)*0.02 = $)
Screws (for L brackets and to hold on the acrylic)
Metal with holes in it for mounting (I used something similar to this but made of steel)
Rust-oleum Frosted Glass spray
Step 2: Measure & Cut Your Wood
Step 3: Place L Brackets, Pipe Hanger, and Switch Hole
I then cut the pipe hanger into 2 pieces and placed it on the wood on the side that would be next to the ceiling once installed. I drilled and then screwed them into place.
Finally, I drilled out a hole for the switch I installed in Part 1. Unfortunately, I drilled out the hole a little bigger than necessary (as you will see on the following pages).
Step 4: Mount the Box
1.) With the lighting fixture completely disconnected and removed from the ceiling, screw the pipe hanger directly into the ceiling (I would use 4 screws, as close to the edges of the box as possible).
2.) Again, with the lighting fixture completely disconnected and removed, place the box against the ceiling. Next place the lighting fixture inside the box and hold both against the ceiling. Then screw the light fixture into the ceiling, using the original screws. This is the route I went.
Step 5: Add the Acrylic
Once drilled, I washed the acrylic thoroughly and sprayed it with Rust-oleum Frosted Glass spray. You can do as many coats as you like (depending on how much of a frost effect you want).
After the acrylic was completely dry, I drilled pilot holes in the bamboo box and screwed the acrylic to it.