Building a Colossal Country Chandelier


My largest, and probably most absurd commission to date, this 10-1/2-foot-wide chandelier features 175 canning jars, 60 chains made of cutlery, and over 1400 beer bottle caps. The entire fixture is lit with LED-filament bulbs to mimic incandescent lights while conserving power. It weighs an estimated 350-400 pounds and draws less than 5 amps.

It was constructed for Quincy's Chicken Shack in Coppell, Texas, which shares a building with the Twisted Root Burger location that houses my enormous beer bottle chandelier. Stop by at 505 Houston St. to see them both in person! (https://goo.gl/maps/MhDJHoa...).

Tools featured in this video:
▶ Klein Katapult Wire Stripper (My all-time favorite wire stripper.): http://amzn.to/2jxRWrn
▶ 3M Half Facepiece Respirator: http://amzn.to/2kre85r
▶ 3M 6001 Organic Vapor Cartridge: http://amzn.to/2jIFwyI
▶ Irwin Speedbor Pro Spade Bit Set (Great for drilling holes in thinner aluminum.): http://amzn.to/2jxDHmc

See also:
▶ Building The World's Largest Beer Bottle Chandelier: https://youtu.be/l1iYqtu419c
▶ Jimmy DiResta's Tape Tips: https://youtu.be/odvKlQhVsq0

Thanks to:
▶ Rodney Treat for help with delivery and installation.
▶ Tony Barsotti for the CNC router work (http://www.tonybarsotti.com/).
▶ Chris and Ryan of Metal Arc Welding for help with installation.
▶ Phillip Henderson for help with planning and installation.
▶ Jason Boso for the commission.

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