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Old 02-23-2009, 08:11 AM   #16
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there was a 4' skylight in the living room when we bought this place..... it leaked, of course... what i decided to do, since the wife liked the light was to cover it up when i put on the new roof deck and shingles, and from the inside, i mounted and wired in a 2 bulb, 4' flourescent fixture,
made a new frame and a sheer curtain as a cover. i'll do plexi eventually.

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you are inventive danger
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don't you mean dangerously inventive? lol

but tnkx! i try to be.... more often out of necessity rather than talent though. when the light is on, it LOOKS like there's still a skylight there, even when it's dark/cloudy out!
below are pics of what i did.
like i said, the curtains i made on my sewing machine will be replaced with plexi soon. (all handy guys should know how to use a sewing machine!) same with the floor lamp in another thread. i already have the plexi panels for that. sorry about the cobwebs, i didn't notice them until i looked at the pics... they're gone now...
in the background, you'll notice more soffit lighting with white plexi. it goes the full 17 ft. at 12' up there. real pain to change bulbs.... sooooo
i created my own 2x4 ladder with a 3 ft' padded extension out front to put it at the right angle to change and/or repair anything up there. the same ladder also makes it easier to get up on my roof....it clears the 2' overhang.

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i personaly like the curtains you made better than the plexiglass idea i think please post a pic when you put the plexi in
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the wife agrees with you... it stays a curtain......

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here are the skylites i made for my home
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so how did you do the inside?

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i used pine t&g the pics are teribble sorry must be the light
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I'm thinking of doing T&G ceiling in my sunroom
T&G for the skylight openings would be a good match
I think I'd stain everything white - up to the wife
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up to the wife
it usually is!


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