Repurposed Lighting Beacons and Sconces

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Insulator Beacons

Here’s something we make when the snow flies. We call them beacons. The only other things we know to do with insulators is to use them as paper weights or shoot at ‘em.

My mother-in-law was a solid southern baptist. One of her favorite songs was “You can't be a beacon if your light don't shine”. She passed on a long time ago at an early age (58), but I still hear her singing it. That's why I decided to call these things beacons. We have 4 or 5 around the house and just leave them on all the time.

The square base beacon is made of Douglas Fir, a local tree. The round base beacon is made of Lodgepole Pine another local pine variety.  Cracks, checks and scratches are due to nature's curing process, add to the character of the piece and are in no way a reflection of the level of craftsmanship involved in making the beacon.

Insulator Wall Sconces

These are made of unfinished brass along with a Hemingray No. 42 insulator.  They can be mounted directly over a 4" junction box or onto a piece of 1"X8" wood (not included) and then on to a junction box.  Two styles are offered.  The pedestal sconce uses an insulator "as is".  The multiple mount sconce requires that a hole be drilled in the insulator to accept the brass arm. This sconce can be mounted with the insulator skirt pointed towards the ceiling or the floor.

 

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