Ad Blocker Detected

We've noticed you're currently running ad blocking software. The contents of this site are available for free thanks to the contributions of our sponsors. If you cannot see the entire article, we would appreciate if you would deactivate your ad blocker and refresh the page before continuing to browse.

Thank you.

KEEP SCROLLING FOR MORE GREAT CONTENT

He Gathered Up Water Bottles And A Chain...What He Made With Them Is So Cool!

MARCH 20, 2017  —  By Corinne Sanders

When Imgur user Deckermeansbuild bought a large industrial chain at an auction, he wasn't really sure what he'd end up doing with it.

It wasn't until the builder came across a set of red, translucent water bottles that he had an awesome idea for one of his clients. He decided to create a unique LED lamp that they could hang on their office wall -- and the result is seriously cool!

Each of the four bottles would end up being spaced out equally and attached to the link chain.

He wanted to create a wave effect, so he wrapped the chain around a few one-quart paint buckets that were glued down on a wooden board.

After tacking the links together, he removed the buckets and began welding the links so the chain would hold its shape.

Then this crafty guy welded pipe supports into the back plate that would hold the lights up. This is where the water bottles would be attached and wired.

Read More: This Centuries-Old Technique Creates The Most Gorgeous Paper You've Ever Seen

The next step was to weld the chain to the back plate and then weld tubing halves onto the pipes to support the bottles. Looking pretty cool already!

In order to get the water bottles to correctly fit into the lamp sockets, he drilled holes into their lids.

Then he just needed to sand the backs of the bottles a little before using epoxy to glue them to the tubing. He made sure to use LED tube lights -- otherwise the bottles might've melted!

I really wasn't expecting them to look this awesome, but now I'd totally be willing to take them for myself!

Want to give this a go? You can find the full instructions here or just watch the video below!

video-player-present

If you want to check out more of Deckermeansbuild's projects, click here. Be sure to share if you'd love to hang these cool lights in your home!

Load another article