Feedback

Hurricane lanterns


From NZ Gardener magazine

Rose Hughes’ outdoor lamps are super stylish and surprisingly easy to make.

Make stylish outdoor lamps - candle lamps

 

You will need:

  • Straight-sided glass candle holder (mine is 200mm high x 110 diameter)
  • 1.2m - 180mm x 19mm dressed pine
  • 1m - 20mm x 20mm x 1.5mm aluminium corner
  • 3m – 20mm x 1.6mm aluminium strip
  • 8g x 32mm wood screws, 8g x 18mm countersunk screws for aluminium
  • #8 wire or similar for the handle
  • Hack saw or tin snips
  • Drop saw or handsaw
  • Jigsaw, clamps, pencil
  • Sander and sandpaper
  • Screwdriver, drill bits and countersink bit
  • Wood glue, wood filler
  • Resene Quick Dry Primer, test pots & brushes.

Cutting List: 3 x 180mm x 180mm and 2 x 155mm x 155mm.

Cost: $54 excluding candle holder & paint.

Step 1Step one
Centre the glass on the 2 smaller pieces, mark the circle. Drill a hole with a large drill bit. Using the jigsaw and cutting to the outside of the pencil line, cut out the circle on both. Centre, mark and cut the same hole out of one of the large pieces. Sand well.
Step 1Step two
Bottom: centre a small cut-out piece to a solid 180mm square. Top: centre and join large and small cut out pieces. Glue and screw pieces together and allow to dry. Fill screw holes and sand when dry.
Step 1 Step three
Mark the same circle for the handle holder, with a second line 12mm outside 4 the first. Cut out carefully with the jigsaw. Sand well. Centre, glue and clamp this piece to the other side of the top. Sand well. The glass should slide through the top easily.
Step 1Step four
Undercoat both pieces with Resene Quick Dry Primer. Allow to dry. Top coat. I used a test pot in White.
Step 1Step five
Cut 4 lengths of aluminium corner at 230mm. Using the clamps, assemble, with the base, corner brackets and top in place. Mark the angles on the aluminium strip so that the top and bottom corners meet. Cut with tin snips or a hack saw.
Step 1Step six
Using a metal bit, drill through each cross brace and corner bracket in the upper and lower corners. Insert screws. Cut a piece of #8 wire to length, bend to curve in the centre and bend right angles at each end. Drill holes in each side of the top circle and insert the wire.
 

Resene Paints Ltd

Resene Paints Ltd   – www.resene.com

We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene's images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email update@resene.co.nz and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.

Our vision is to be respected as a trusted, ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile and Environmental Policy.

Any personal data, such as name, address, phone, email details, supplied to Resene for the purposes of receiving newsletters, orders etc will be retained by Resene Paints Ltd and used only by Resene Paints Ltd and its trusted agencies for the purposes of communication/promotion/providing service to you. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal data to outside third parties.. If you wish to opt out of communication from Resene please complete our contact us form. View our full Privacy Policy.

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.

View Videos