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Wine Bottle Chandelier
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.
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Parts Needed to Create a Wine Bottle Chandelier
- 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)
-https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QXXNJ4S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 -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!
Files on MyMiniFactory: https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-wine-bottle-chandelier-mounts-107215
- 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%.