December 23, 2011 — just barely in time for Christmas — I completed this cool chandelier for my daughter and son-in-law’s dining room table.
The completed chandelier installed at Cecily and Mike’s
using CNC router to cut about 230 leaf shapes from eighth inch thick clear acrylic sheet. After separating and deburring the leaves, I sanded both sides of each, drilled two holes for wire attachment, and heated to 310 degrees in oven, then bent each into a leaf shape and dunked in cold water to set the shape. FUN!
wires welded four to a bolt along with aluminum parts cut and drilled
parts for the core ready for assembly
detail of wires with leaves crimped on bolted into box side
partially assembled box with acrylic leaves
led lighting strips on top -- light hanging on Romex flexible conduit
led lighting strips on bottom
chandelier with leaves arranged and lights lit in my woodshop