Dear Ingo Chandelier inspired hack: A DIY

I’ve always loved the look of Dear Ingo chandelier but could never bear to spend that kind of money so I got creative and voilà!

Dear Ingo Chandelier - The inspiration
Dear Ingo Chandelier – The inspiration

Dear Ingo chandelier DIY:

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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