2. Cut out the MDF/plywood in three Ø360mm plates. Draw lines on one of the plates where the lamps have to go. The drawing should look like a watch with 12 marks. Draw the lines through the center in 30 deg increments.
REMEMBER TO PUT ONE OF THE CIRCULAR PLATES ASIDE. IT WILL FORM THE BOTTOM OF THE LAMP.
3. Draw another circle Ø300. The holes for the lamps should be drilled where this circle intersects the 12 lines. Draw a final circle Ø240 which marks the part in the middle which has to be cut out so you get a ring.
Glue and screw two of the plates together so you have one plate that’s 400 by 400mm and 32mm thick. (Make sure the screws doesn’t interfere with the holes for the lamps). Cut out the plates.
4. Drill 12 holes in the 32mm ring where the lamps have to go. Afterwards glue and screw the ring on the last circular plate forming the base of the lamp.
5. Drill a small hole in the center (Ø6). This is where the eye bolt will be mounted for safety reasons. Drill holes in the table leg for the electrical wire and the safety wire. See images for details.
Modern Chandelier ceiling mount
6. Pull the safety wire and the electrical wire through the table leg, and mount the table leg on the base. (I’ve glued and screwed a small circular piece of MDF in the middle of the base to have more material to screw the table leg into.)
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