In my lighting class, my final project was to make a luminaire. My brother-n-law is very good at making things out of pallet wood so I thought why not make a pallet wood lantern. It would go great on the screened in porch of a beach or lake house or even on your front porch. It makes a great decorative porch light that can be used with or instead of your traditional overhead porch light.
I sketched out and shared my idea with my brother-n-law, purchased the socket and lighting materials from Home Depot, and we went to work.
This is how it looked in the shop.
I added velum as a shade to cut down on the glare and added a piece of rope to the top.
|This image was taken at night and as you can see, it gives off plenty of light.|
We will be making more.......smaller ones, round ones, and ones that hang. If you are interested in having one of your own, contact me.