Join me for a step by step tutorial and create your own DIY Industrial Pendant Light. This unique design is a perfect addition to any home.
Well friends, it’s time for another Home Depot Gift Challenge! This is the challenge when we chose an item from Home Depot (*not sponsored, we just like their products!*) and a creative group of bloggers made new DIY projects form that object. This month we chose chain, which was perfect because I have been wanting to make this new Industrial Pendant Light for a while now!
We’ve had this light in our kitchen since we moved in. Sure, it’s pretty… but in my opinion it’s outdated. It’s not my style. AND it’s not centered! That’s three strikes. Time for a change.
Once I knew we wanted to make a light fixture, I chose this metallic decorative chain from Home Depot to hand the fixture from the ceiling.
Start by downloading your FREE PLANS here!
A list of lumber required for the project is included in the design plans.
Three 5 ft. chain kits (above)
Three light bulbs
25ft. of wire (how low you hang it will determine how much you need)
Three 1/2″ copper clamps
Epoxy (to glue copper pipe)
Start by cutting all of your wood according to the “cut list” in the design plans. Sand all pieces prior to assembly.
Assemble your side frames (parts C, G, E). Glue and clamp to let dry.
After the side frame was dry, we made a jig to drill all of the holes for our dowels to ensure that they all lined up.
Next, you want to cut out part F and put them in place to mark out the part you want to notch.
Use your table saw or router to notch out the middles of the F parts. The parts should fit snuggly.
Now, glue two pieces of your 2x4s together to create part I. We started with two larger pieces and cut them down, as per the designs.
Once the glue is dried on part I, use a hole saw to drill a hole into the part. We used a chisel to break out the plug.
Use a forstner bit to drill out the bottom and allow access for the wiring (see diagram).
Cut edges of part I according to design plans.
Finally, cut and assemble parts B and D for the top of the light fixture. Also assemble the bottom of the fixture – parts E and D.
Assemble the sides, top and bottom together. Glue and screw everything into place.
Cut plugs to fill the screw holes. Use wood filler to fill any holes. Once the glue and filler is dry, give the piece a final sand.
When all the parts are ready. Stain and varnish to desired finish. Glue copper pieces (part J) in place after the stain and varnish are dry.
Wire and hang up your beautiful new fixture! I LOVE how ours looks. Such a HUGE transformation! I love the rustic, vintage vibe it gives off, and I LOVE LOVE the new feel of my kitchen :)