We bought our home six years ago, and everything in it was builder’s grade. Over the years we have replaced many things, but one thing that we didn’t replace until recently was the entryway light. I wanted to build a light, but I couldn’t decide on a design.
In the process of trying to come up with a design, I discovered a pendant lamp that my wife and I really liked (See below). I decided to try to replicate the lamp with a few adjustments.
- 2- ¾ x ¾ x 8 trim piece
- 1- 1 x 2 x 6
- 1- 1 x 6 (I used scrap wood. Only 20 in are needed)
- 1-1/4 in Brad Nails
- 1-1/4 in Pocket Hole Screws
- Paint or Stain
- Wire Basket
- Pendant Lamp kit
- Vintage Light Bulb
¾ x ¾ in:
- 6@ 8-1/2 in (See step one)
- 6@ 8 in (See step six)
- 6 @ 7 in (See step eight)
- 3 @ 8-1/2 (See step two)
- 3 @ 5-1/16 (See step two)
- 12 @ ¾ in (See step three)
- 1 @ 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 in (See step seven)
- Miter Saw
- Nail Gun
- Kreg Pocket Hole Jig
- Tin Snips
Step One: Make bottom hexagon using ¾ in trim pieces. Cut six pieces 8-1/2 in long. Set the miter saw to 30 for all angled cuts.
Step Two: Make top hexagon using 1×2 in pieces. See below for how to cut the wood. Use pocket holes screws to attach the pieces together.
Step Three: Cut twelve support pieces (See illustration below).
Step Four: Glue 2 support pieces to make a total of six complete support pieces.
Step Five: Attach the bottom hexagon and the top hexagon to the support pieces using brad nails.
Step Six: Cut six cross pieces (See illustration below). Attach with brad nails.
Step Seven: Cut middle piece (See illustration below). Drill hole in the center for the pendant wire.
Step Eight: Cut top support pieces (See illustration below). Attach to hexagon pendant and middle piece with screws.
Step Nine: Sand and paint or stain.
Step Ten: Cut hole in wire basket and attach to pendant using screws.
Step Eleven: Attach pendant light fixture to wood pendant and then wire light to ceiling.
We added a LED vintage Edison light bulb, which looks great with the pendant lamp. It looks really cool at night.