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Two styles of hanging lights. (1) An assortment of old glass shades are hung at random lengths from an overhead frame. (2) Hanging light over a table is made by suspending two green glass shades from a wood turning that is suspended on a chain.
APARTMENT LIFE Aug 1978 (v.10#8) pg. 52, 98

Hanging lamps are made from glass funnels and standard lamp hardware.
APARTMENT LIFE Feb 1979 (v.11#2) pg. 20

Hanging light box is made of unfinished pine and Plexiglas.
APARTMENT LIFE May 1979 (v.11#5) pg. 48, 112

Photo shows how to make a hanging lamp from a galvanized tractor funnel. Est. cost: $14.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 81

Photo shows cedar chandelier made from four 6"x36" lengths of rough cut cedar assembled in a column. Eight globe light bulbs are exposed, two on each side.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 50

Photo shows how to make a five-bulb chandelier using two double-outlet socket adapters and a single socket. Bulbs are medium-sized globes. Est. cost: $17.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 76

Photos shows hanging light fixtures made from two-gallon ice cream cartons. Multiple cartons are laced together, with holes cut in the side. Designs are painted on the sides and yarn fringe is added at the bottom. Est. cost: $5.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 29

Photo shows how to make a chandelier from redwood. Four wooden cubes on the ends of wooden arms direct light up and down through frosted glass. Unit is suspended from a chain. Est. cost: $57.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 54

Photo shows how to make a hanging light fixture with an oriental style from stretch jersey nylon fabric and seven circles made of wire and copper tubing. Est. cost: $10.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 44

Photo shows how to make a contemporary chandelier with 27 15-watt bulbs hanging from chrome tubing. A 2x5-ft. mirror-finish aluminum plate is attached to the ceiling and the lights are suspended through holes in the plate. Est. cost: $97.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 64

Photo shows how to make hanging lights from inexpensive plastic planters. Est. cost: $27 for three.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 61

Photo and sketch show how to make hanging lamps from plastic salad bowls. Est. cost: $19 for three.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 88

Photo shows how to make colorful hanging lamps from rice paper decorated with colored markers and frames made from balsa wood strips. Est. cost: $16.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 126

Photo shows a hanging lamp made by wiring paper fans to a purchased lampshade frame. Est. cost: $23.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. 73

Modern hanging lamp has a shade made from two 15" diameter circles of leather with a hole in the center. Support straps hold the shade over a standard socket and a large decorator bulb. Est. cost: $28.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. 74, 90

Hanging lamp is made from the top of a wire leaf burner covered with a yard of gathered calico. Est. cost: $14.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. 78, 92

Pyramid shaped hanging lamp made from sections of discarded roll-up blind. Est. cost: $18.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 93, 172

Modern hanging lamp has 8" square sections of white translucent plastic between sections of a screw-apart hanging socket. Est. cost: $13.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 93

Farmland funnel lamp is a tractor funnel with decorative holes punched in the rim. Est. cost: $12.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 93

Tip: Make a hanging globe lamp from an inexpensive paper lantern.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1984 (v.62#10) pg. G20

Hanging lamp features a shade made from graduated rings of wood glued together. Est. cost: $30.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1989 (v.67#7) pg. 73, 74

Lanterns light the way. Unique patio lanterns combine dishwasher-steamed mahogany veneer and Christmas tree lights.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Apr 2001 (v.24#6) pg. 32

Hanging oak chandelier features four rectangular lampshades on the ends of "X" shaped arms. Unit is 25" square. Estimated cost: $50.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1980 (v.3#8) pg. 47

Hanging lamp is made from walnut wood and translucent white acrylic. Features a hexagon shape.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1981 (v.4#10) pg. 16

Hanging lamp is made by gluing a collection of about 250 shells over a translucent frame.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1978 (v.9#6) pg. 67, 73

An assortment of things to make from dish towels. Includes a hanging lamp made by covering a food cover with a towel.
FAMILY CIRCLE Sep 18 1979 (v.92#13) pg. 32

Hanging lamp is made from a terra-cotta flower pot.
FAMILY CIRCLE Feb 23 1982 (v.95#3) pg. 78, 142

Pyramid shaped chandelier features a frame of wooden dowels and copper plumbing fittings covered with a muslin shade. Est. cost: $19.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 12 1983 (v.96#10) pg. 113, 176

Tip: Hanging lights made from aluminum mixing bowls.
FAMILY CIRCLE Aug 21 1984 (v.97#12) pg. 106

Convert six inexpensive louver frames into a hexagon-shaped hanging lamp worth $50. Est. cost: $9.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #103 Apr 1968 (v.18#2) pg. 52

How to install a new chandelier light fixture.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #114 Feb 1970 (v.20#1) pg. 57

Redwood hanging lamp has an exterior frame of 2x2s. Each of the four sides has long strips of 1x2s backed with frosted plastic panels.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #167 Oct 1975 (v.25#8) pg. 42

3 designers show how you can build lights with style. (1) Hanging lamp features shade made from venetian blind slats. (2) Table lamp with ornamental glass or ceramic base. (3) Table lamp with acrylic base.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #242 Oct 1983 (v.33#8) pg. 29

An end-grain lamp. Hanging lamps use thin slices of end-grain wood as a translucent material for decorative lampshades. Construction uses laminating to make lamp frame.
FINE WOODWORKING #31 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 60

Hanging lamp for rockhounds. Side panels consist of (1) resin panels with embedded stones or (2) large slabs.
GEMS & MINERALS #510 Apr 1980 pg. 33

How to make a Popsicle stick hanging lamp.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jul 1978 (v.187#1) pg. 140, 201

Tips on selecting and positioning a chandelier.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1989 (v.14#1) pg. 80

Spanish style chandelier is a hexagon-shaped wooden frame, with plastic inserts, decorative wood turnings at each corner and simple decorative wrought iron work on the top and bottom.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Jan 1980 (v.69#1) pg. 35

Wood frame hanging lamp with colored glass panels.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #481 Jun 1968 (v.64) pg. 36

Photos illustrate wiring for installation of a hanging lamp.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #489 Feb 1969 (v.65) pg. 89

Six-arm chandelier is made by bending aluminum strips around a simple metal former and wiring to take six 15-watt candle-shaped light bulbs. Est. cost: $30.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #579 Aug 1976 (v.72) pg. 104

Build a modern style hanging, or table lamp. Both ribbed plastic sheet and corrugated fiberglass are used as shade material. Floor lamp uses 48" fluorescent bulbs.
NEW SHELTER Oct 1981 (v.2#8) pg. 57

Modern hanging light fixture features three cylinders hung from a common socket and separated by three wooden strips.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1969 (v.131#6) pg. 170

Template and wood turning instructions to make a mahogany spindle for a classic chandelier. Est. cost: $36 for wiring and metal, $9 for spindle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1974 (v.141#2) pg. 158

Two lamps made from plastic. (1) Contemporary hanging style uses fishing line to form a string-art motife. (2) Table-top lamp features a shade made from Corian (synthetic marble).
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1980 (v.153#1) pg. 112

"Art deco" furniture you make from threaded rods and plywood. Includes a hanging lamp, table lamp and roll-about utility table.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1981 (v.156#6) pg. 106

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 replace a flat or recessed ceiling fixture with a hanging chandelier.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1978 (v.213#2) pg. 132

Replace a ceiling fixture with a hanging style. Simple installation reviewed.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Feb 1972 (v.43#2) pg. 76

How to make fabric lanterns adapted from the ones traditionally used at Chinese festivals. Animal shapes are fashioned from reed and covered with rice paper and then fabric. Includes instructions for wiring the lantern.
SUNSET Jul 1978 (v.161#1) pg. 80

Hanging lamp is made from a wire garden basket, turned upside down and covered with fabric.
SUNSET Jul 1978 (v.161#1) pg. 112

Two hanging lights you can make. One is made from two sizes of paper lanterns, one hung inside the other. The second light fixture is a wooden light track fitted with two movable hanging lamps. Est. cost: $25-$30.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 1 1978 (v.41#7) pg. 84, 150

Circular hanging lamp features a circular top and bottom separated by dowels all around the outside. Veneer tape is then woven in and out through the dowels to form the sides of this cylindrical-shaped wooden lamp.
WOODSMITH #2 Mar 1979 pg. 9

Contemporary hanging lamp features a shade made from vertical strips of light and dark wood, each strip supported by spokes of wood radiating out from the center of the lamp.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1978 (v.2#6) pg. 6

Oak hanging light fixture. Four rectangular arms radiate out from the central core. Utilizes four 60-watt bulbs. Dimensions: 10" arms, 7" square core, 13" tall. Built from oak wood and translucent plastic. Est. cost: $20.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1982 (v.6#6) pg. 42

Contemporary hanging lamp. Glass globe is covered with colored plastic granules and suspended in an eliptical wood frame.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1969 (v.25#1) pg. 40

Hanging lamp is built from scrap 2x2s with patterned, translucent plastic panels in the bottom, top and sides.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1971 (v.27#6) pg. 23

Four-bulb chandelier is made with ready-made turnings and shelf brackets.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1972 (v.28#1) pg. 50

How to make a traditional wood and brass chandelier. Turned center column supports six curved brass arms. Candle cups are also turned.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1977 (v.33#5) pg. 6

Hardboard projects. Hanging lamp and wastebasket both feature a simple wooden frame with inserts of perforated hardboard.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1981 (v.37#5) pg. 38