Today we’re going to show you how to make a very exciting DIY project to jazz up the ceiling of your room. This unique design of making a chandelier has never been used before. Each ring of this chandelier is made of multiple plywood rings that are stacked and glued together and a flexible LED channel with LED strips programmed with an Aurdino to take it to the next level. Interested? If yes, read more to find out how it’s made.
Products needed for this DIY project:
1. Walnut plywood
2. Regular plywood
3. Edge banding
4. Edge banding trimmer
5. Heat gun
6. Danish oil
7. Sanding machine
Let’s get started with our DIY Project!
First, let’s start by making the smaller rings. For this, you will need to stack two sheets of walnut plywood one on top of each other, and cut two half-inch rings using a circle woodcutter. Staking two walnut plywood pieces helps you to get two identical-looking rings in very little time. Then using the same circle woodcutter cut the inner ring from a piece of regular plywood whose inner radius is half an inch smaller than the walnut rings.
Now moving on to the larger rings, stack two large sheets of walnut plywood and screw them in place from the corners so that they don’t budge. Then using a circle woodcutter,
cut the outer radius of the top and bottom rings which will be a circle with a radius of 21 inches from walnut plywood.
Then, cut the outer radius of the middle ring from the plywood which will be a circle with a radius of 20.5 inches.
After the outer radius of all the three rings has been cut you need to cut the inner radius of all three rings at the same time which ensures that they line up together perfectly.
After all the rings have been cut, you need to apply edge banding to the outer radius of all the walnut plywood rings carefully and cut off the excess. Using an edge trimmer, you can go over the edges and cut off any excess edge banding.
Stick the top walnut ring to the middle plywood ring which in turn has to be stuck to the lower walnut ring using some wood glue. Clamp all the pieces of wood together and leave them aside to dry.
After the glue has dried, use a two-inch walnut veneer to cover the inner radius of the rings. To apply it smoothly use a heat gun and a jay roller. After the veneer has been applied, use the edge banding trimmer to cut off the excess and then sand everything down to eliminate any rough edges. You could use some walnut wood putty to fill in any imperfections and then apply a layer of Danish oil to the ring to give it a nice finish. You then need to repeat the same process all over again with the smaller rings.
Once both the structures of the rings are ready, drill a hole through the side and bottom of the rings for the LED power and signal wires. Since we have used a middle layer whose outer radius is half an inch smaller than the top and bottom layers, we don’t need to cut anything to place the LED lights. After putting the power and signal wires through the hole, using the adhesive backing of the LED strips carefully stick them around the whole ring. Repeat this same process on both rings. You can program the LED lights according to your preference. Then stick the flexible LED channel round the rings on the LED lights so that we get a more diffused light effect rather than a harsh light.
Now it’s time to make the beams. For doing this, you need to mark out the four points on both the rings that you need to drill in such a way that all of them are equidistant from each other. Drill the holes according to your markings and then attach the hardware. You can then fix it on your ceiling in any way that you think is best suited for your house.
Your Saturn ring chandelier is now ready! Simply hand this up in your living room or bedroom and see how it immediately makes the room more aesthetic. By programming the LED lights as per your choice, you can easily create any vibe you want with just the click of a button. Enjoy your latest creation!
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