Intro: Lightbulb Shelf
I had an idea but my bulb didn't light up so I had to fix that!
Step 1: Select Your Wood
I started out with 7" x 1/2 pine board and cut all the pieces I needed the back of the shelf I cut at 21" and the top was cut at 23" to give it 1" overhang on both sides the angle braces were scrap pieces cut to match
Step 2: Distressing the Wood
I used my sawzall to rough up the wood and make it look old and ragged by dragging the blade on its side then I cut fake cracks on the edges as well as the tip of the saw to gouge it to simulate bug holes
Step 3: Glue and Nail It Together
Step 4: Light Hooks
first off you need to break the center of the bulb. I did this by first grinding off the center contact then chipping out the black glass. after that I broke out the center that holds the filament and pulled it out. be careful and wear gloves and eye protection I didn't wear gloves but that's me. you are responsible for your own safety!
Step 5: Filling
I used 5min epoxy. I suggest a longer cure time so you don't have to rush I just mixed it in the bulb then inserted my 1" lag bolt and I had problems with bubbles but it still worked
Step 6: Lighting
I tore apart some Walmart $1.00 solar lights
Step 7: Setting the Light in the Bulb
I drilled a hole at an angle next to the hole for the lightbulb hanger and inserted the led from the back
Step 8: Carving and Wiring
I carved the back to accept the solar unit then hotglued it in and I extended the wires for the solar panel
Step 9: It Works!
I have to finish the other side but it works!