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xx   LIGHT

Wooden lights. An expert shares information on the design and construction of light fixtures which incorporate large amounts of wood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #17 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 40
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #19 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 4

Tip shows how to create a duct lamp by stringing miniature Christmas lights inside 5-ft. of 4" vinyl exhaust duct.
APARTMENT LIFE Jun 1978 (v.10#6) pg. 52

How to make a gooseneck lamp that can be clamped to a shelf or table edge.
APARTMENT LIFE Jun 1978 (v.10#6) pg. 53

Make a lamp from a plastic ice mold shaped like a swan or fish.
APARTMENT LIFE May 1979 (v.11#5) pg. 56

Living room converts for parties. Includes instructions for building a hard-surface dance floor, decorative light boxes, fold-down table, and window valance.
APARTMENT LIFE Jan 1980 (v.12#1) pg. 57

How to make a gooseneck lamp.
APARTMENT LIFE Sep 1980 (v.12#9) pg. 78, 90

Photo shows distinctive accent light made from galvanized stove pipe. Est. cost: 16.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 42

Photo shows curlicue lamp made from flexible tail pipe tubing and a decorative bulb. Est. cost: $8.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 58

Photo shows how to make a unique lamp from four cast iron foundation vents and white acrylic plastic. Est. cost: $30.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 70

Photo shows how to make a lighted display shelf top using two pieces of acrylic sheeting, a light strip and chandelier-type 15 watt bulbs. Est. cost: $76.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 50

Three great lamps you can build yourself. (1) Plant display light is a rectangular cedar column with a mini-spot bulb inside. (2) Contemporary aluminum chandelier. (3) Three-directional shelf lamp built from a half-circle of aluminum for the bulb shield and two blocks of wood for the end panels.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1979 (v.57#11) pg. 97

Tip: Dramatic 3-bulb light has mirrored acrylic circles across the back of a 23" long plywood base. Estimated cost: $66.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 65

Pole desk lamp.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1963 (v.53#9) pg. 60

How to repair a lamp.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1972 (v.62#12) pg. 74

Contemporary styled adjustable-arm desk lamp which clamps onto the desktop. Built of wood. Estimated cost: $10.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1980 (v.4#1) pg. 32

Tip: The appearance of a strip light fixture in brass is enhanced by adding decorative strips of oak.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1989 (v.12#6) pg. 49

5 ways to add new lights anywhere.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #242 Oct 1983 (v.33#8) pg. 37

Making wooden light fixtures. Designs ideas included for ceiling boxes, wall brackets and valances, wall-mounted boxes, and hanging lamps.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #27 Jun-Jul 1985 pg. 60

Wooden lamps. Safe wiring practices for shop-built lighting.
FINE WOODWORKING #71 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 78
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #73 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 4

Interior cabinet lighting. An overview of the various options (incandescent, fluorescent, halogen, strip, track, battery, ... etc.).
FINE WOODWORKING #101 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 82

How to build a valance light to provide general room illumination.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1978 (v.2#4) pg. 96

How to build a cornice light.
HANDY ANDY May 1978 (v.2#8) pg. 19

How to install lights in closets.
HANDY ANDY Mar 1979 (v.3#6) pg. 33

Lamp repair tips. Replacing sockets, cords, and plugs.
HOME MECHANIX #715 Nov 1987 (v.83) pg. 22

Illuminating history. A lighted fixture focuses attention. Tips on choosing reproduction light fixtures to accompany 18th-century-style furnishings.
HOME MECHANIX #726 Oct 1988 (v.84) pg. 36

Light touches. Tips for choosing beautiful lighting fixtures for different rooms and decorating schemes.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1990 (v.15#1) pg. 38

Adding light fixtures to an existing room. How to install the wiring, switch, and fixture box.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1990 (v.15#1) pg. 58
Correction HOMEOWNER Mar 1990 (v.15#2) pg. 6

Two-bulb high intensity light fixture uses soft-drink cans for lamp shades. Ideal for mounting on a bed headboard.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #488 Jan 1969 (v.65) pg. 109

Build a simple incandescent indirect lighting fixture by attaching surface-mounted lamp holders to a board, and hanging the board up near the ceiling.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #80 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 58

Fix it right. Part 3. Rewire old lamps by installing new plug, cord and socket.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1981 (v.2#9) pg. 56

Lighting for the old house. Includes schemes for concealing contemporary lighting fixtures.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1975 (v.3#7) pg. 1

Victorian lighting fixtures. Includes tips on restoring fixtures.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1975 (v.3#9) pg. 3

Lighting the Colonial home. Reproductions of wooden lanterns, equipped with electric lamps, complement this 18th century house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1976 (v.4#5) pg. 1

A guide to lighting the old house. Typical fixtures are illustrated, from the Colonial period through the Edwardian era.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1976 (v.4#7) pg. 6

How to revive an old lighting system in a turn-of-the-century house so that the electrical system is replicated while delivering modern loads of electricity.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1978 (v.6#11) pg. 125

Home lighting: 1880-1930. A history of early electric light fixtures and a guide to sources for purchasing reproductions.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1989 (v.17#1) pg. 34

Revival lighting of the 1920s and 1930s described and a list of companies that produce reproductions.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1996 (v.24#2) pg. 52

Tip tells how to snake new electrical wire through small arms and intricate bends of chandeliers, sconces or floor lamps.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1998 (v.26#1) pg. 18

Build a high-efficiency lighting system. Uses only 10% of the electricity that a standard lamp uses. Consists of a 30-volt, 50-watt lamp that is powered by a special circuit inserted between the lamp and the normal wall outlet.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1997 (v.14#4) pg. 42
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1997 (v.14#6) pg. 6

Three light fixtures. One from an auto spring and two from plastic cake dishes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1965 (v.124#3) pg. 164

Illuminated panel and planter box set at the end of a dark hall provides needed light without the need for a window.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1966 (v.126#3) pg. 116

A circular table top which attaches to a pole lamp.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1966 (v.126#4) pg. 160

Lighted valance constructed of Marlite textured tapestry hardboard over a simple wood frame.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1967 (v.128#4) pg. 150

Crystal-ball lamp has wooden cube base and uses a Tovibulb.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1970 (v.134#2) pg. 153

How to repair an incandescent lamp's wiring.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1987 (v.164#12) pg. 129

Home electrical system maintenance tips. (1) Loose service panel lugs. (2) Flickering light fixtures. (3) Defective switches. (4) Defective receptable. (5) Interrupted ground.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1993 (v.170#2) pg. 55

Installing new light fixtures.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1965 (v.187#3) pg. 138

Wiring new light fixtures.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1965 (v.187#4) pg. 154

Convert a hand bell into a lamp.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1965 (v.187#5) pg. 152

Rustic Oriental lamp is made from wood and translucent plastic.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1970 (v.196#4) pg. 92

Three accessories made from bronze Plexiglas, pop rivets and pieces of walnut wood. (1) A wine rack, (2) a pipe rack, and (3) a lamp.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1970 (v.197#5) pg. 90

Cutting concentric circles in a piece of wood, with the saw table set at an angle, results in rings which can be telescoped into a cone shape. By gluing the rings and then smoothing the cone sides, a decorative lamp is formed.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1971 (v.199#4) pg. 109

How to disguise standard porcelain light fixtures with squares of wood fitted over the face of the fixtures.
SUNSET May 1978 (v.160#5) pg. 197

Tip: How to use a globe ceiling fixture as a lightened newel post on a stairway.
SUNSET Feb 1979 (v.162#2) pg. 110

Sixteen lamps and light fixtures you can make. Instructions for making three are included with the article, those for nine must be ordered, and four can be fabricated from information in the picture and brief description accompanying it.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 1 1978 (v.41#7) pg. 84, 150

Space and dollar streching ideas to make any room a multi-living space. Instructions for making a variety of tables, shelves, room dividers, light fixtures and seating platforms included.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 27 1978 (v.41#8) pg. 112, 186

Fixture for mood lighting is made by mounting glass electrical insulators on boards with a small light in each.
WOMAN'S DAY Aug 7 1979 (v.42#13) pg. 101, 143

Gold fan decorative lamps.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 8 1980 (v.43#12) pg. 93, 164

Antique cream can lamp made from copper flashing.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1966 (v.22#5) pg. 40

Installation of lights into the risers of a stairway or porch steps.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1968 (v.24#1) pg. 20

How to make lamps, wind chimes and a three-tiered snack tray from ornamental bottles, jugs and plates.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1971 (v.27#4) pg. 22

Build a picture light from half a juice can and a 25-watt tubular bulb.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1972 (v.28#2) pg. 21

Tip: Use the bottom of a discarded oil can as a reflector for a light bulb.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1981 (v.37#5) pg. 85

Tip on painting liquid electrical tape on glass light globes to eliminate rattling against the holding screws.
WORKBENCH #256 Nov-Dec 1999 (v.55#6) pg. 24