Copper Pendant Lighting

Copper Pendant Lighting

This project provides the room with a rustic and stylish source of mood lighting.


5 col

Difficulty
Intermediate

Materials
(3) 24” L x 1” W long copper pipe
Tape measure
Pipe cutter
Light socket
Dowel
LED light bulbs
Super glue
Glue accelerator (helps the copper pipes stick to one another faster and more securely in tandem with the super glue)
Drill and drill bit
Pliers
Link chain
Dry rags
Drill and drill bit
Brass/copper polish
Dry rags

Instructions

1. Locate the center of the 24” copper pipe, and place the pipe cutter at the halfway mark (12 inches)

2. Twist, tighten, and rotate the pipe cutter around the copper pipe until it divides in half completely. Repeat, cutting all three pipes in half

3. Feed the light socket (without the light bulb) through the top of one of the copper pipe halves. Use a dowel, if need be, to help push it down until the hole is until the socket reaches the other end of the pipe

4. Use the copper piece with the light fixture/bulb attached as the centerpiece for the pendant. Lay another copper piece beside the centerpiece, apply the glue between the crevices of the pipes and apply the accelerator immediately. The accelerator helps secure the pipes infinitely more quickly and securely

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5. Take the drill and drill bit, and drill a hole approximately 1”-2” from the opening of the pipe at the top of the centerpiece at the opposite end of the light fixture. Drill all the way through until there are clean holes on either side. This will serve as the anchor that will hold the chain for hanging

6. Layer the remaining pipes in whatever fashion you choose, repeating step 4 until all pipes are securely attached to one another

7. Prepare the chain link for hanging. Remove the last link from the chain, and reconnect it to the third link so that two links are connected to the third link. This will ensure that the pendant hangs evenly. Open the two evenly hung links with pliers and feed one link in each hole at the top of the pipe from step 5. Close the links with pliers

8. Once the pipes are fully attached and the chain intact, use the dry rag and brass/copper polish to rub away any fingerprints

9. Hang the pendant from hooks in the celling at a desired height

10. Consult an electrician for installation

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