Parasol Light Fixture

Transform an Asian-style bamboo parasol into a whimsical showpiece with these instructions.
hdmix108_2_parasollight

hdmix108_2_parasollight

Materials and Tools:

bamboo parasol
scissors
nail gun
hot-glue gun
fabric
scrap wood
2 “L” brackets
screws
screwdriver

hdmix108_2figA_cutparasol

hdmix108_2figA_cutparasol

Steps:

1. Cut the center string on the inside of parasol and the inner supports of the bamboo frame to release the tension. Cut the handle of the parasol.

2. Cut out a couple of the parasol panels to make the frame smaller. Test the size of the parasol by placing the open end against a flat surface. This will give you a good idea of how it needs to lie when it’s attached to the ceiling.

hdmix108_2figB_frame

hdmix108_2figB_frame

3. Use glue to neatly overlap two small rectangles of accent fabric over the tip of the parasol.

4. Build a wood frame to hold the parasol in place on the ceiling and attach the brackets to it. Fit the completed wood frame into the inside of the parasol.

hdmix108_2figC_installingparasol

hdmix108_2figC_installingparasol

5. Screw the frame to the ceiling and then use a nail gun to secure the parasol handle to the wood frame. Glue the large bamboo supports together to close the parasol again.

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