Lamp ‘totem’

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  1. Alex74

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    I decided to build myself a wooden ‘totem’ for the garden, to hang lamps on at night. So far I’ve assembled the base and central post. I’m now waiting for 4 cast iron brackets to arrive by post. I shall attach them at different heights along the post to give a staggered light effect. This is ‘totem’ 1 if the 2 I intend building. I’ll keep you posted on progress. 716043EB-6577-42F7-A602-C0A78608F728.jpeg
     
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    Very novel!:thumbup:
     
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    Now that’s a good idea, great for BBQs and family get togethers. It’s portable too.
    Good one @Alex74
    Cheers
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    Nice but why not put the pole in the ground or hang lamps in the tree ?
     
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    Very cool , very cool
     
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    I like your Totem pole @Alex74 , good effort. Lamps in the summer, bird feeders in the winter perhaps? (or just lamps all year round!)
     
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    All year round!;)
     
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    E5F20394-FE99-46A0-903C-8D199EBD115D.jpeg 43805275-5CDD-413A-AE0E-84D188549AF7.jpeg 5A6773AE-D735-44CF-A89A-DF62944B4283.jpeg Ohh... lamps all year round. I have a bird feeder so no bird allowed on the totem!! Grrrr! Here’s the final result after application of 4 sturdy cast iron hangers (rated to 15 kilos each) and a spray of black satin paint to the brackets of the base....
     
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    Spot on, great idea, well executed and a nice collection of lanterns as well. I like the cast iron hangers, where did you get them from?
     
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    Got them from Amazon. They come as a pair in 2 different lengths, 6 and 15 inches. I got the latter. They’re getting brighter!! This arrangement seems to be effective to light up the entire garden too.
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    Thanks @Alex74 for the bracket info. Re getting brighter - there is plenty of light being cast there. You've got me thinking how I light up my garden!
     
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    I had two designs in mind and chose this basic one in the end. The fancy one involved a taller (8 foot instead of 6) cylindrical wooden pole with a spiral of brackets running down 3/4 if its length. In that way up to 8 lamps could be suspended at once, creating a pleasing artistic effect. I might still build it if I have time.
     
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    A great light up @Alex74 , it’s okay for you guys down in the balmy warmth of the south, I’ve just followed a grittier home tonight....
     
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    @Alex74
    I do like your totem pole, I was gunna say erection, but that just might be misconstrued.:-#
    So in the interest of propriety, it’s a totem pole. [-o< and I do like it.
    Cheers
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    The best place to self isolate? The shed in the garden! With some lamps to look at... B76A5CCB-4B5E-4E8B-8EA8-508B09CAECBE.jpeg 15937938-45C7-421C-9F50-DA1A4A14AF60.jpeg ED4097A9-AC76-4F8E-9C60-10DA99D30303.jpeg
     
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    Nice job!
     
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    And a nice drop of brew too.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    Cold outside.
    Snow today.
    Not cosy for lamp light in garden.
    I lit a Hodacs szeged in basement.
     
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    Champion beer, huummm.... got to remember that.8]
     

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