We continue to develop resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. See COVID-19 initiatives on Appropedia for more information.

Wine Bottle Chandelier

From Appropedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Created By: Kaalessi (talk) 00:38, 12 December 2019 (UTC)


The goal of this project was to create a superior wine bottle chandelier for much less than the commercial counterpart. 3D printing was used to create a mount to sturdily hold the light bulb in place.

Show and Tell Video

Parts Needed to Create a Wine Bottle Chandelier[edit]

- 3D Printed Mounts ($2.50)

  - Since each wine bottle may be different, it may be required to modify the openSCAD parameters listed at the top of the file to create a secure fit.
  - I found that for most bottles, a neck parameter of 18mm works well. Some bottles have a smaller neck, where you will need to adjust the size to 16.5mm. A sample 18 mm  test piece is provided at the MyMiniFactory link listed below.

- Top Wood Box Body ($0)

  - There are no specific dimensions. Decide based on how many bottles your chandelier can hold.
  - With some asking around, you may find someone with wood scraps. I used birch plywood.

- Wine Bottles ($0)

  - The bottom of each bottle will need to be cut off with a diamond tile saw, or by etching the glass and breaking off the unwanted portion.
  - It is necessary to sand the bottom of each bottle thoroughly so that you will not get cut.

- Wire (20.69)

  -12 guage wire for wiring within box
  -Fancy Hemp wire (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07P7K6CW1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
  - Note: Each light should be wired in parallel. See image.

- Light Bulb Sockets (13.98)

  -Ended up ordering 2 sets of 4, so I now have leftovers for another chandelier.

- Light Bulbs (15.99)

  - I decided on LED Edison Bulbs for their aesthetic appeal
  - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VWB38XG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Access the Files![edit]

Files on MyMiniFactory: https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-wine-bottle-chandelier-mounts-107215


Fig 1: Final Assembly  
Fig 2: Close up Image of Mount in Place  
Fig 3: Before Assembly of Wooden Box  
Fig 4: After Assembly of wooden box  
Fig 5: After Assembly of wooden box with wiring  

Cost Savings[edit]

  1. Cost to build: $53.16 (including additional materials to make another chandelier)

Comparable alternatives can go for as high as ~$820! That is a savings of about 94%.