Organ Pipe Pendant - Lighting in G#

May 15th, 2014 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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The hollow organ pipe is perfect housing for the lighting hardware. The Edison buld is designed to peek-a-boo through the metal providing perfect mood lighting.
Down lighting is among my favorite to set a warm and cozy environment. You can see the screws from the outside of the pipe that are holding the lighting component and the metal inside.
The pendant has a very modern flare with the touch of old world with the Edison bulb and vintage looking cord.
See what I mean? Lighting in G#. Cool beans!
Here are the original pipe. Theyre kind of beat up and shabby looking. Do you ever wonder why there are so many individual pipes to be found? Ive been told that if one pipe in a section breaks the entire section needs to be replaced leaving the rest of the pipes homeless.
You know me...shiny makes me queezy. I hand sanded off the original finish and then stained the pipe.
This piece can easily pulled out of the pipe. No tools needed...just give her a tug!
I believe that hanging your lights is equally as important as the light itself. My lights are hung on a large hayloft ladder in between two 14 foot windows. I drilled holes in the rungs and screwed in vintage wire hangers allowing the pendants to hang properly.
I wrapped the wire around the hanger then ran the cord behind the rungs.
The pendant  hangs a perfect distance from the rungs ot the ladder.
The cord was left long enough to play with. I do like exposed cords, but only if it is done neatly. I wrapped the cord around the bottom rung of the ladder leaving just enough left over to reach the socket. This also holds the exposed cord neat and taught behind the ladder.
Here they are. As this room progresses I will be able to get you a better image...but right now the windows are taped for painting :)  
I wanted a subdued and understaed look. Mission accomplished.
The hollow organ pipe is perfect housing for the lighting hardware. The Edison buld is designed to peek-a-boo through the metal providing perfect mood lighting.

The hollow organ pipe is perfect housing for the lighting hardware. The Edison buld is designed to peek-a-boo through the metal providing perfect mood lighting.

Photo: Sue Whitney

This little project is the result of two heads, and ya know what they say...Sometimes two heads are better than one. Usually, I have more ideas than hands and time so it's always good to have a friend who knows how to wire and punt if plan A does not work. Everything went as designed except for the finish at the bottom of the pendant. I had originally wanted prisms on the base, but there were none to be found that worked so the clipped tin took the place ot the prisms. Thanks, Lee Anderson for putting these together and thinking on your feet! You're awesome sauce.


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Comments (4)

GypsyBarn writes: *sigh* That's so fabulicious! I really need to get over my fear of electrical :( Posted: 1:56 pm on May 21st
JunkArchitect writes: Well that's sufficient notice...I'll see you in a year.

Jim

Posted: 4:40 pm on May 15th
suewhitney writes: Thanks, Jimbo! You can see them in person when you come to my home town May 29 -31 of 2015. Have you heard we're having a show/reunion and you are going to be a guest speaker? Just thought I would fill you in...you have a year to plan so I won't take no for an answer! ;)

Be Well,
Suz Posted: 11:46 am on May 15th
JunkArchitect writes: What a unique repurpose for a pipe organ...REALLY! All the components work together perfectly.

Jim
Posted: 10:46 am on May 15th
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