Building Blog Cabin 2014 takes an entire team, and this year we had the luxury of building a two-story boat house. Naturally, being an extension of the main structure meant lots of DIY projects, like this live oak inspired chandelier.
Decide on the leaves. Because Blog Cabin is all about local, Joel and I had a lengthy discussion about the type of leaves. Originally the thought was to emulate a cypress tree since we were using stumps for the table base. However, we settled on yard inspiration with the numerous live oak trees.
Next, weld on the leaves. We also sprayed the entire assembly with vinegar to force a patina and then clear coated it with spray polyurethane.
With a little help from your friends, mount the chandelier to solid blocking, rafters, or trusses. Be careful as it is heavy and could have some sharp edges.
Use (2) small lag bolts or large wood screws in each end of the mounting plate.
Wrap Firefly LED filament down and around each branch. The 12v supply transformer can be mounted in the top of the ring. Have a licensed electrician run the branch circuit and hook everything up as the entire chandelier should be grounded.