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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rope Light-A-Rama

So it is time for the the first project...

If you put these things together what do you get?
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You have to hear the back story first.  My friend Robb is furnishing a new house and found this great sculptural light, the problem was a lot of $$$$$.  After looking at the picture, I said we can make that.  A lot of time passed between that statement and actually assembling the lamp, even though the actually assembly only took 30 minutes.

Before actually getting out hands on the rope we had lots of ideas about pulling apart a rope and then bringing it back together, but in the end we realized that we could twist the rope and it would open up enough to slip the light kit in.  After inserting the light kit, we secured both ends with black Guerrilla Tape but any kind of strong tape would do.   After the tape Robb covered the ends in twine for a more finished look.

The final step in the process is artfully hang the rope.  The original price for the inspiration piece was almost $1000 for two and were were able to make two for less than $100.  Now for the main event, the finished product.
While the cheapo idea of making this was mine, the real credit goes to Robb who figured out the simpler way to do it, and completed all the final steps.  I think it looks amazing!

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