theme of this article - ceiling lamps made of wood.We will analyze the advantages and disadvantages of this material and in terms of design, and with all other parties;We know where these lights can be used, and where better to do other materials.
Finally, we learn as much as possible with little effort and time to make a wooden lamp with your hands.
What tree is associated in the design space?First of all, with the old, with the Middle Ages.With time, when people wake up to the singing of birds and not traffic noise outside the window;when men were courageous woman did not know the word "emancipation" of meanness was punched in the face, and life was much simpler and easier.
is why wooden fixtures and are often deliberately old form.For example, it is very popular in the form of chandeliers wagon wheel.After
and looked real, so to speak, lighting rooms a few centuries ago: an old tire chains or ropes hung from the ceiling, and it puts a c
The convenient as it stands spoked wheel?
Why ancestors stayed on this form?
- With uniform placement of candles it gave equal coverage of all parts of the premises;
- spokes create a minimum obstruction light, unlike the whole rim.
have the same advantages and modern styling;of course, instead of candles or torches used lamps.Most often, of course, also in the form of suppositories.
But we digress.The bad and the good wood ceiling chandeliers?
- tree is not just environmentally .Wood not only does not emit harmful substances;on the contrary, for a long time, it saturates the air with aromatic resins that facilitate breathing in patients with asthma, relieve airway inflammation ...
What can I say - surely you remember how easy to breathe in a recently felled a wooden house!
- tree easily handled , which opens a wide scope for creativity.If the lamp manufacturers of plastic or chrome metal need not present in the standard city apartment devices, the fixtures for the manufacture of wooden ceiling requires a minimum set of hand tools.
But, alas, not all of the features of wood as a material for the light equally pleasing:
- tree - it's still a combustible material .Features wooden items close to coming out of fashion incandescent lamps - a bad idea to the extreme;burnt contact in the lamp holder can also cause a fire.
- Ceiling wooden chandeliers are subject to attacks of bloodthirsty bugs - borer, fungus and other vermin.
Note: Softwood suffer from insects and rot in a much lesser degree.
In addition to hardwood flooring, there are antiseptic impregnation, which at the same time reduce the flammability of wood.
- Wood - hygroscopic material .It absorbs moisture from the air;when dry can also change the volume, deform and crack.
If we want our light for a long time maintained its appearance - we have to provide him with a more or less constant temperature and humidity.
Negative features listed wood not to dissuade you from buying or manufacturing of wooden lamp, not at all.Again, this is a wonderful, very beautiful and easy to process the material.
However, it must be used wisely:
- ceiling lamps made of wood should be such that all heating components (cartridges themselves bulb) were removed as possible from the wooden structural elements .
better to lamp looked up: then the upward flow of heated air will not cause deformation of the timber.
Stand out lights, the style of manufacturing that involves the use of natural cracks cracked wood.For example, suspended on chains beam lamps looks great and cracked, and cracked.
- reasons of fire safety is undesirable placed under the wooden ceiling chandeliers combustible ceiling elements .
Yes, the same log on chains will look amazing under the equally old-looking wooden ceiling beams;but if it lights up - the fire will spread very quickly.
- Wooden lamps are perfect for a bedroom or living room .But in the kitchen, with its abundance of steam while cooking or in a wet bathroom wood inappropriate.
It quickly cracked;besides raw wood - is not an insulator.
With the closure phase on the wooden elements of the lamp it is possible to get an electric shock.If you are at this moment will be holding a grounded pipe or bath - trouble can be very serious ...
Needless to say that the thing made by the hands, much more pleasing purchased?Yes, your lamp may not be as neatly done as the purchase;but the joy of creativity is that for her to come to terms with the small flaws of the product.
In addition, you'll know exactly what your lamp is made in a single copy.No guest will come to you, will not see the exact same chandelier, just like at home.Homemade wooden ceiling chandeliers are always exclusive.
- Dry board from any timber.Very nice texture ash;Oak can not paint stain and varnish.But the suit and the usual pine, spruce and birch.
- Three translucent coffee cups and three saucers to them.
- three bullets at a small base with attachments for them.
- three respective bulb.Desirable - LED: remember forth just above recommendations on fire safety.
- three or six rubber gaskets.The amount depends on the method of mounting chucks.
- Meter - two twisted pair copper wire minimum cross section.0.75 mm enough for the eyes.
- thin chain or twisted cord to suspend the construction of the ceiling in the kitchen, for example.
- four screws instead of a ring to the cap.It is for them to be our lamp is suspended.
also need to stock up on a drill with drill bits for wood and tiles, pliers and a screwdriver.
- planed plank treat sandpaper - rough at first, then more subtle.
- Drill three holes where the bullets will be located.
- If you use noble woods - the processing board is over.If the tree is easier - we cover the stain and varnish after drying for two times.
nitrovarnishes air dry a couple of hours, so do not have to wait long.
- Then comes the most dangerous stage: we need to drill into the coffee cup and saucer hole, without breaking them.
use only and exclusively the drill for glass and tile.Great efforts are unacceptable;drill slowly, at an angle.The key point - when the tip of the drill will take place through: a little stronger on a drill press at this point split a cup or saucer.
- clings to each cartridge wires.Until fastening them together.
- screwed all future light into a coherent whole.If our patrons use the site with holes for screws - attracts them to the board right through the hole in the cup and saucer.
If at the end of the cartridge hollow tube and a threaded nut - again missing through them via a cup, saucer and board.Between the metal and the glass is placed a rubber gasket.
can cut them yourself from unnecessary or bicycle inner tube;You can use the finished gasket suitable size of any repair kit for plumbing.
- screwed into the back side of the board with screws rings.
- Putting bullets in parallel.Do not leave twist, rolled up tape: make a neat, even the other side of the lamp, which no one will see.Use the wiring connector.
- Terminal is fixed on the back side of the board in any way - a drop of glue or screws.It clamped length of wire to be connected to the wiring.
- clung to the rings on the rear side chains or cords;their second end is attached to a hook for ceiling chandelier for the kitchen ceiling.Wire embarks on one of the chains.Screwing the bulb.
Push the switch and enjoy.
As you can imagine, forms that can take the chandelier ceiling made of wood, are limited only by your imagination.We will show some more original designs.
Sailboat of driftwood and packaging from the TV
This original lamp is made of selected forest snags bizarre.The author has kindly posted a photo of his creation in the network.
design, of course, not a monument to fire safety.However, remember that the led-lighting is extremely economical and virtually no heated.If so - a risk of fire is reduced to nothing.
Chandelier from the dry boards and ropes
here as light sources used are two matt finished ceiling.The most simple and inexpensive.Everything else - the author of improvisation.
most striking is not that the lamp is made with their own hands: nothing structurally complex in it, as you can see, no.It is surprising that the author was able to see the beauty of the work in such a seemingly useless things like the old board.And to show this beauty to others.
Note that in this design, too, is applied solely and exclusively energy-saving or LED bulbs.
incandescent lamps, especially high power, will create a very real risk of fire.
beam with pots
And these wooden ceiling lamps are not produced in large quantities.It looks very original.For drilling bottoms of pots, too, need to use exclusively drills on a tile.Furthermore, here too it is not necessary to use incandescent bulbs.Even thin.
hollowed log with spotlights
Escheo din revived nightmare fire inspector.However, here the use of light sources with minimal heat reduces the risk of fire to naught.
Despite exaggerated - prostetsky exterior lamp made in five minutes on the knee it is difficult to call: inside hollow logs must have been difficult.
If you liked described and illustrated wooden ceiling lighting - perfect.Even better, if you have your own, original ideas.As you can see, they can be the most unexpected.Good luck in the works!