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Old 07-11-2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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We have 3 pendant lights to hang over the kitchen island. We have just recently vaulted the ceiling, measured out all our lighting......but in order to hang the middle pendant light where I want it, it is exactly on the center, where the two slopes meet at the top. How do I hang it there, without a big ugly gap where the plate is supposed to fit against a flat ceiling??

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in some of the houses i use to work on they would cut a piece of 2x10 or 2x12 or build a box to make a flat spot for the fan or light to mount to.

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Because slopes vary so differently, you won't find a receptical box to fit.

Just make a box out of 3/4 pine, or whatever, that gives you a level mount for the fixture.

Sorry, I can't draw, but it is nothing but a box appriapriately slopped to meet your ceiling slopes.

Make it, router/bevel the edges, however decoratively you want it.
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This might work, depending on the slope of your ceiling.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Arlington...5#.Ud-AREGG2So
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the pre made boxes work best for a 12/12 pitch roof angle. on a lot of them we make a box out of 2x stock with the angles cut and install it and the electrician uses a pancake fan box mounted to our box with long screws and the drywallers drywall the box with finished corner beads. another way is to finish it out with 1x material.
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Never posted a pic before.... so just learning.... these are just an example out of my gameroom and sunroom.... they are on a hip.... and obviously a gable/ridge is quicker. I happened to do them in natural... but often where they are not a decorative element (like maybe your pendents) just do them in a planed pine and paint them to blend into the ceiling.

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wow! that is an awesome ceiling. thanks for posting!

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