Lighting the Way

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We built a new deck last summer. It is a two tear design. At the bottom of the stair I decided we needed a light. So I built this little lighthouse to show me the way. Built of birch ply and painted, something I don’t normally do. Cutting the staves (compound miter) was a bit of a trick, but managed. The light is a common solar powered garden light that just sits in the top. Easy to replace if need be. Might not be much light, but not much is really needed.
Been a while since I posted anything. Just have not had much shop time since building the new house…....

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#1 posted 02-12-2019 05:11 PM

I like it. Very cool idea and will help to see the way.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 02-12-2019 05:49 PM

I really like the way your lighthouse looks.
How tall is it?

I have wanted to build one of those too but just haven’t gotten around to it!
My idea was to simulate the rotating beam with a number of LEDs.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 02-12-2019 08:20 PM

Show me the way to go home….................................

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 02-12-2019 08:34 PM

Nice light on your deck. Well done.


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#5 posted 02-12-2019 09:45 PM

Very nice for a “light” job!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 02-12-2019 09:57 PM

Let your light shine before men. It will do the job.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 02-12-2019 09:59 PM

very nice!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 02-13-2019 05:43 PM

Love it Brian. We have a lot of lighthouses near where I live and they really are picturesque. Your idea of using one for a terrace light is a good way to add some atmosphere and also a little lighting.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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