DIY – Industrial Light Reveal

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Hello again Friends! If you missed last week’s Inspiration post, click HERE. Today is the Reveal…Whoohoo – of my Industrial Light Bracket DIY. The hardest part of this DIY was deciding on the design so I could buy the parts, and then it took “time” to remove all those sticky part-number labels. The label adhesive left dark marks on the copper fittings, so I had to use Brasso to brighten those areas. Aside from that, the DIY is just connecting all the parts and hanging it. Simple! I thought I would need heavy-duty glue to attach the non-screw parts, but surprisingly, I used black electrical tape to snug up the only two pieces where that was the case (one end of the 8″ pipe to the copper elbow drop ear piece – shown below.) That did the trick. The rest of the fittings simply screwed or pushed solidly together. I did use a hack saw and vise to cut 1/4-inch from the other end of that same copper elbow so it would attach to the 45 degree galvanized elbow. Originally, to cut it, I had purchased a hand-held tubing cutter, which proved to be too difficult, who designs these tools? so instead, I clamped the copper piece into a vise and used a hack saw to cut it. Not hard. BTW, the reason I chose that copper elbow drop ear, is to, LATER, hide part of the electrical cord by re-routing it through the pipe and out the drop ear opening to the wall. Once I permanently hang the fixture I will post a photo. My bigger plan is to plank a wall in the living room where this industrial light will go. Let’s just say, Captain is still not feelin’ the whole planking design yet, so…

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The copper cap was an option I did not use.

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The rubber ring is to keep cord from slipping down pipe, It won’t show when cord is wrapped in final mounting.

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Imagine here, not seeing the cord running down the outside of pipe.

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