Birdcage light

March 19, 2011 2 Comments

I got this old birdcage about two years ago and decided I needed a light for the guestroom/den so I whipped up this light out of it yesterday after work. I took the top off the cage and drilled the whole bigger for the lamp hook to attach to. Then, I attached a piece of aircraft cable to the lamp hook and an eye bolt to screw into the ceiling. I attached a twist key socket to the lamp hook. you can buy all of this stuff at Lowe's or home depot. I ran cloth covered wire up the aircraft cable, through the eye bolt, across the ceiling and down the wall to the socket below. I attached a male plug (again from Lowe's) to the end of the wire.

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September 22, 2015

Love it! Love the whole room, actually. I’m such a sucker for old fans. They just don’t make them cute like that anymore!


September 22, 2015

Thanks man, yeah I don’t think they make fans to work for 60 years anymore either. I’ve got 4 antique fans that can still cut fingers off.

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