My mother had stacks of recycled picket fence posts that she wasn't using, so I decided to make a quirky light fixture to use for an outdoor setting and looks great in any backyard - hope you enjoy!
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Step 1: Step 1) Design + Parts
Make up your design:
The Parts involved in mine with the diagram included is:
10mm braided rope
2x reclaimed fence posts
a filament globe
a cord and connector
and a small piece of flat bar
Step 2: Step 1) Cutting Fence Posts
Cut 150mm from the 'head' of one fence post and 100mm on the other from the 'head'
On the 100mm piece cut the head off completely leaving the angled edges on
On this same piece cut of an edge at a 45 degree angle
Then drill a one inch hole in each of the pieces - ( on the piece with the head included cut the hole high enough that the second piece can be mounted on still)
Step 3: Step 2) Mounting and Threading
Using screws mount piece (A) to (B) with (B)'s joining point being the angled area @ the 45 degree angle
Next join connector to cord and connector to filament globe
Once threaded, push cord through the two holes and out to the back
Then using the 10mm rope tape to rear end of cord and slowly and tightly wrap around cord pushing through the holes aswell
Finally finish off by bending a small piece of flat bar and chiseling out a triangle shape for a hook to hold - and mount this piece onto the back of part (A)
Step 4: Final Touches
The wood that I used was lacking in colour so to add to texture and emphasise the age of the light fixture I lightly sprayed painted a jarrah colour giving the piece a more aged look
I hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading :)
Participated in the
Reclaimed Wood Contest 2016