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Old 04-13-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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Converting Brass Chandelier to a Candelabra

I'm looking to turn my old brass chandelier similar to this one:

into a candelabra like the one sold here at Restoration Hardware.

Do these just simply unscrew? And also, what would be an effective way to create a base for it to stand up on? Thanks!


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Old 04-14-2012, 01:18 AM   #2
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Converting Brass Chandelier to a Candelabra

Go to the second hand stores and look around for a lamp with a
simulair style base to what you want.
Buy it,
cut the top off,
thread it,
screw it into the base.
paint it black.


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Converting Brass Chandelier to a Candelabra

Most chandeliers simply unscrew.

There is usually a threaded tube running most of the length of the middle. There may be several ring like hex nuts holding the parts on a few at a time.

You could use a "canopy" or the cap that covers the hole in the ceiling where the chandelier attaches, as your candelabra base. This can be gotten in the Home Depot, etc. electrical department. Optionally add a wood square underneath as shown in your example. The wood would probably have to be at least 3/4 inch thick since there will need to be a recess underneath to hold the end of the threaded tube and one ring hex nut.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:04 AM   #4
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Converting Brass Chandelier to a Candelabra

The one I've got unscrews easily so hopefully yours is the same. Also I did the same as dmxtothemax said so I would suggest giving that a try.
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