My Design: Living Room Lights... Part 1

So, it's settled. I'm working on a new light for the living room. We really only have one light over the dining area and even with the western facing picture window (seriously 10' x4' and single pane - very scary with two little boys that like to press their little hands on it!) it's just too dark these days.

Now, the question is, can I make something that gains a  positive from the household critics!? We'll see...

So, with this in mind I did a little design research, then discussed it with my oldest boy Keiran (4 years old). We decided it should be something out of wood for the warmth. Something very simple so that even I can do it, quick, and easily transportable. With this in mind, I drafted up a quick design, and off we went out in pursuit of some materials from the local hardware, lumber, and steel shops around town.

Now, from the pictures, you may see we are picking up a few things that are not necessary for this "oh so simple light." This is because we also had it in mind a few designs for coat hooks that we've been planning...


Helper Keiran
Lunch Break!
Hard at work


Design sketches, as scratchy and simple as they are, will follow...