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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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28 posts in 1190 dayshardiness zone 4b
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5063 posts in 2254 dayshardiness 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
39 posts in 2130 dayshardiness 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
14682 posts in 2624 dayshardiness 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)
1633 posts in 1841 dayshardiness zone 11
posted 06-24-2012 04:17 PM
Very nice lamp and it’s design. Good workmanship.
-- 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
4300 posts in 1886 dayshardiness 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
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 !
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.
7374 posts in 2404 dayshardiness 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
1063 posts in 2004 dayshardiness 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
3807 posts in 2253 dayshardiness 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'
140 posts in 1663 dayshardiness 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
39 posts in 1061 days
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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3 posts in 2165 dayshardiness zone 8
posted 09-28-2013 08:55 AM
Very nice design, would you mind sharing some measurements?Thanks.
posted 10-06-2013 04:38 PM
the garden pathThe 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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