1. Get a piece of 20mm thick timber board cut into a disc and have it stained dark.
2. Clamp on 8 TERTIAL Work Lamps in equal distance around the disc and have all the wires connected so that it they turn on together. (I had a handy electrician friend to help with this part of the work.)
3. Drill 3 holes around the centre of the disc and secure the 3 threaded rods.
4. Have the whole chandelier secured to the ceiling with the 3 threaded rods
5. Connect the wires and throw the switch on.
6. Position all the work lamps as desired
7. Invite some friends over and enjoy the accolades!
Note: It would have looked better if the TERTIAL lamps were spray-painted but I couldn’t find the energy to do that.
~ Max T., Singapore
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