Thanks for your response over our new DIY sconces last week! Today, I'm so happy to share a brief tutorial. It was super easy (if you've wired a light before) - no modifying, just parts straight from the store.
When you're building a light you want to make sure that it is wired correctly and all the safety precautions have been made - so if you are unsure, be sure to contact an electrician. First and foremost, always make sure the power is off by flipping the breaker on the main electrical box - double check!
Here's the part list:
All parts purchased from Grand Brass.
|1. 6" DIAMETER CLEAR BALL WITH 3-1/4" FITTER (GLGB06CL)|
2. 1/8F X 1/8F ips. CAST KEY SWIVEL BRASS WITH TEETH (SV100) (you will need 2 per light)
4. 1/2in. X 1/8 IPS NIPPLE STEEL (NI0-1/2X1/8)
5. 1in. X 1/8 IPS HOLLOW BRASS PIPE STEM (PIBR01-0X8)
6. BRASS POLISHED UNO THREADED SINGLE TURN MEDIUM BASE CAST BRASS SOCKET W/ PADDLE TURN KNOB. CAP IS 1/8IPS W/ SET
SCREW. SOCKET IS RATED 250W 250V. (SOGB9PL)
7. 1/4 IPS X 14G CROSSBAR STEEL WITH 8/32 TAPPED GROUND HOLE
|8. 3-1/4in. HOLDER THREADED FOR UNO SOCKET BRASS HO3-1/4UNO|
9. 4in. X 1/8 IPS HOLLOW BRASS PIPE STEM (PIBR04-0X8)
(Plate against wall) 5" FLAT BRASS CANOPY WITH 2-3/4 BARHOLES (CAS05)
40 Watt - 120V T14 TUBULAR spiral filament edision (E26 BASE) style bulb. ANTIQUE FINISH. (134014) (BUEFT1440) (Bright, should be used with a dimmer or lower wattage)
Wire - we used 18 gauge
Brass screws (8/32 thread 1 1/2" long) (2 per sconce)
(Including shipping, they were around $70 each)
To build the light.
1. Disassemble the socket and attach the wires (we used 18 gauge) If you're not sure how to do this, contact an electrician.
2. Reassemble the socket with the wires feeding out the end.
3. Slide the 1" brass rod over the wire and thread into the socket.
4. Disassemble the 1st brass swivel. There are two halves, slide one half over the wire and thread onto the 1" brass rod.
5. Feed the other half of the swivel through the wire. Set the desired angle of the swivel (you can always adjust it later) and reinstall the nut on the swivel and tighten.
6. Thread the 5" brass threaded rod through the wire and screw into the swivel.
7. Repeat 4 and 5 to install the 2nd swivel
8. Thread the 1/2" nipple into the swivel.
9. Install the 5" brass wall plate onto the nipple and tighten with the hex nut.
10. Install the crossbar on the electrical wall box.
11. Connect the wires from the sconce to the wires in the wall box. Again, if you're not sure how to do this, contact an electrician.
12. Through the plate, install the 1 1/2" brass screws and attach the sconce to the crossbar.
13. Screw the threaded holder onto the UNO socket.
14. Install the bulb and glass globe.
Each light took us about 30 minutes to make - I love the fact that no modification or painting was involved! The brass back plate did have a discoloration - so we sanded with a fine synthetic sanding pad (made for metal) wiped clean and then sealed all of the brass with a clear paste wax - we SC Johnson Paste Wax from Home Depot.
I hope this helps! We didn't take step by step photos mainly because we have lots of projects going on at once and we don't have a designated project space set up. We assembled on our kitchen peninsula (which is currently covered in tools!) It really was just a matter of using the right parts and screwing it together - though if you've never wired a light before, get professional help (maybe bribe a neighbor with cookies!) to make sure it is done correctly.
This isn't a sponsored post, but I've been very happy with our orders from Grand Brass - everything is packaged so well (important for materials that can break or scratch) and it ships super fast. We plan to make a HUGE light (or two) for our main room so stay tuned!
For about $70 each, we have our own wall sconces!! LOVE them! :)
Have a great week friends! :)