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Project by kiefer posted 06-23-2012 08:24 PM 2237 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a little light for our garden made from a discarded cedar post and some white building wrap (TYVEK)
For a light I used a LED closet light (4.5 V )
The finish is spar varnish



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kiefer

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hardiness zone 4b

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jroot

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 06-23-2012 08:33 PM

Nice idea and nice work. Well done. I was contemplating building one for the lower garden using LED lamps as well. You have inspired me to get off my @ and get it done …. if I ever find any spare time.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Kindlingmaker

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hardiness zone 11

posted 06-23-2012 10:18 PM

That’s a great looking light! ...a really great looking light!

-- I plant trees not to admire but for those that come after me... Zone 11

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 06-24-2012 09:54 AM

that is GORGEOUS and looks so wonderful in that garden spot. Very, very nice

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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sharad

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hardiness zone 11

posted 06-24-2012 04:17 PM

Very nice lamp and it’s design. Good workmanship.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Radicalfarmergal

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 06-24-2012 11:58 PM

Your light is beautiful. If you can, please post a photo of it after dark. I would like to see how it looks in the night.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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kiefer

28 posts in 1257 days
hardiness zone 4b

posted 06-25-2012 02:52 AM

Thank you all and I am happy that you enjoy this little lamp along with me .
It is always good to hear others opinion on a project and any critisium .
Here is a pic after dark about 10 pm which at this time of year is still pretty light . https://s3.amazonaws.com/gardentenders.com/m65jvdr.jpg!

Thank you all again and enjoy the tooooo short summer !

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Radicalfarmergal

4305 posts in 1953 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 06-25-2012 11:32 AM

Thank you for the extra photos, Kiefer. I like the soft light it gives off, gently illuminating the hosta plants. I think your light is beautiful both night and day. Well done.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Bon

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 06-25-2012 11:21 PM

I agree with RFG.It looks great day and night.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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justjoel

1063 posts in 2071 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 06-27-2012 04:45 PM

When I first looked at the photos, before reading your post, I wondered whay you used on the screen – Tyvek is a perfect choice. Lovely workmanship; wish I could do that nice of joinery.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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Iris43

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 06-27-2012 05:09 PM

Very nice! And I like the location with the white rimmed hostas. Effective!

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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OttoH

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hardiness zone 9

posted 07-07-2012 08:20 AM

Looks great Kiefer, I would of never thought of using TYVEK as a light cover, but it sure does a great job. Love the design and the functionality!

-- My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view. ~H. Fred Ale

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Dusty56

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posted 07-21-2012 05:40 PM

Very well done : ) Never would have thought about Tyvek ! Thank you : )

-- Where would we be without the farmers ?

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the garden path

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hardiness zone 8

posted 09-28-2013 08:55 AM

Very nice design, would you mind sharing some measurements?
Thanks.

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kiefer

28 posts in 1257 days
hardiness zone 4b

posted 10-06-2013 04:38 PM

the garden path
The size of the light is 12”x12” at the base and 22” high not counting the base /post.
Hope this helps and if you need more help please ask be glad to help.

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