Mason Jars Coupled With A Piece Of Wood Can Produce Something Incredibly Useful

The Mason jar project below, by Imgur user mounttod, is truly magical — and elegant!

All that’s needed is a thick sheet of birch plywood, glue, nails, a wooden box, cord wiring, a couple nuts and bolts, sockets, bushing, and, of course…

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…a few Mason jars.

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First, use brad nails and wood glue to join all the pieces.

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Then drill a few holes into the wood.

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Drill some more holes into each jar’s lid. There should be a center hole surrounded by a few smaller holes.

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Then thread a nut under each lid’s center hole.

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Place a bushing on top.

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Then pull some wire through each lid.

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Now, here comes the tricky part — creating an underwriter’s electrical knot.

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Tie the underwriter’s knot and then connect the lids to wires on sockets.

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Pull the wires through the wood box and tie knots for strain relief.

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Each bar needs to be wrapped in a ton of electrical tape to ensure they won’t short out.

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When done, close the electrical box.
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Then bask in the light of your final product…

finail product

…a Mason jar chandelier!

mason jar chandelier

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