Use Reclaimed Wood for Lighting Fixtures for a Home
Use reclaimed wood or raw wood to create beautiful light fixtures for a home.
Wood has a beauty that few other natural materials can beat. Light or dark, soft or hard, rough or smooth, wood is versatile enough to be used in so many ways and is easy to work with. Why not think about adding something different to your home decor by using reclaimed or raw wood to create a stunning light fixture. We have put together a collection of some of the best ideas on the web that are also easy to follow to make your own eye-catching lighting.
A more modern take on the raw wood slab light is more sophisticated and uses LED strip lighting as the light source.
A popular way to use reclaimed or raw wood for a light fitting is to use it to hang naked light bulbs from a ceiling. Power cords are threaded around or through a thick slab of wood and left to hang at varying heights. This type of wood lighting is perfect for a rustic kitchen or a contemporary dining room.
You see all types of designs these days where DIY enthusiasts are making light fixtures for themselves or to make extra money. Sites like Etsy offer a variety of wood light fixtures for sale that range from solid slabs to wood slices crafted into pendant lights. And if you are wondering where the heck to get wood slices, put wood slices into the search bar and you will find plenty of sources on Gumtree and other online sites.
A variation of the tree slice idea is to use a 'live edge' slice that still has the bark around it. This gives off a more contemporary vibe than rustic.
Driftwood is popular for using in a variety of crafts such as picture and mirror frames, decor accessories and so on, so why not also use this versatile material to make a one-of-a-kind floor lamp. It is easier than it looks and, once complete, will be an eye-catching feature in a room.
You can expect to pay thousands of rands for a designer lamp that is made from either raw or reclaimed wood or driftwood and yet these are so easy to make. Take a walk on the beach or by the riverside to collect pieces of driftwood that you can then use to make your creation.
Collect weird and wonderful raw wood or driftwood to craft a one-of-a-kind chandelier.
The next time you take a ramble through the countryside, or when you are trimming down trees in your garden, you will think twice about logs and branches you might find lying around. You may be surprised how these can be turned into amazing works of art. And with everyone wanting to bring more nature indoors, what better way that to use wood?
Designing a reclaimed or raw wood light fitting is not just for indoors, it would look just as good outdoors on a patio or in a garden room.
Cocktail Scandinave in France take wood seriously and present a range of standing floor lamps crafted using raw wood in its natural state.