Milo Valley Farm - lighting, part 2

by brae  

Back to the barn!  :D  I've shown you the new old stock E-Z-Lectric light fixtures from Itsy Bitsy Old Stuff.

I also mapped out my lighting plan.

Before I could install the actual 12V lights and the mock knob and tube system, I needed to address the fixtures.  They seem to have rather delicate connections for the backside wiring.  Those wires would prevent them from sitting flush on the cross beams besides.

So, I cut thin plaques from 3/8" x 1/16" strip wood to mount them (used leftover reclaimed siding from Otter Cove).

The fixtures are glued to the plaques, leaving room for the wiring to exit the back while protecting the delicate connections.

I touched up the weathered stain finish on the sides and ends.  I marked the wire location on the cross beams and drilled holes for the 12V wires to pass through.  I also drilled holes for the knob and tube system to be covered in a later post.

The lights are mounted to the cross beams, but now I need to work on the knob and tube system.  :]

10 comments

Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
Thanks for sharing this; lights can be tricky!
01/09/16 @ 17:39
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
I'm looking forward to watching this build again. I love a good, dusty farmie building! :)
01/09/16 @ 17:47
Comment from: April [Visitor]
That works :D I think every light in a garage I've ever had, had some sort of 'interesting' method in which to get it stuck up to the rafters too, so this looks right... heck maybe even a bit too clean Hah &#59;) ***meaning my former homeowners weren't exactly carpenters, or acquainted with methods to cut straight lines
01/09/16 @ 18:19
Comment from: BunnyD [Visitor]
Looks better than the ones in my real garage. You're a better handyman than the last guy that lived here Brae!
01/09/16 @ 20:58
Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]
Back to the barn indeed! :) Where did you learn such skills? I'm not sure I even know where the breaker panel is at work.
01/09/16 @ 21:27
Comment from: Nancy Enge [Visitor]
It looks so, so good, the reality and the illusion. Only you could make it so :)
01/10/16 @ 11:21
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :>> Lighting and electrics just came with practice for me. :yes:
01/11/16 @ 12:33
Comment from: Martha [Visitor]
Brilliant, Brae! I have several dozen of these fixtures; now I may have to add to my list of future builds! I'm still trying to engineer the roof on my Thistlethwaite so you can have better visual access. I may have to enlist your younger brain! Martha
01/11/16 @ 18:44
Comment from: brae [Member]
:)) If I can help, I will try!
01/12/16 @ 09:17
Comment from: Monique [Visitor]
smart solution!
01/21/16 @ 03:17


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