Wood Cookie Chandelier 

I have always wanted to make my own light fixture out of a wood slab, or “cookie”. Looking at the ten choices at a big box store that don’t come close to what I want only further drove home my desire.  

My pole barn is full of slabs and beautiful live edge pieces that I have collected over some time. These pieces are too beautiful to cut up into straight boards for furniture. 

I picked the perfect shape and size for my room and I got to work. The first step was to remove the existing 1970’s ceiling fan. 

It took a lot of work to get the slab ready and run all the wires for the 8 lights. My favorite part of any project is applying the polyurethane. 

 This video shows how much the grain and colors pop when the polyurethane is applied. There is so much character and beauty in this cookie.  Finally I got to install my new light fixture that I had made from start to finish. 

I love the holes and all the bark that is still on the cookie. This piece is walnut, my favorite species of wood. This is its natural color with just polyurethane to protect it and make it shine. 

I installed the cookie fixture to a ceiling fan attachment. This gave the light a lower feel as well as allowing it to be turned if we move the table. I really enjoyed this project and love the look with Edison bulbs. The rustic, natural flair of design is a great contrast to all the clean lines of the new kitchen cabinets and countertops. 

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