Salvage Series Ep. 3 - Candelabra Trio with Hub Cap Shade


In Episode 3 of our Salvage Series, we wax up an old Ford hub cap and pair it with one of our DIY custom fixtures!  

Step 1: Cleaning


Wax on, wax off!  Buff out the rust with a splash of refreshing cola and a scrub with aluminum foil.

Step 2: Drilling

Next we drilled a hole through the center of the hub cap.  The top of the cluster body will mount to the bottom of the hub cap.

Step 3: Wiring a Trio Pendant


Lighting Components You'll Need: 
1. Gunmetal Color Cord Fabric Wire by the Foot
2. E12 Basic Socket
3. Small 3-Hole Cylinder Cluster Body 
4. 18g Stranded Copper Conductor Wire - Black
5. 18g Stranded Copper Conductor Wire - White
6. LED Tube Candelabra
7. Single Port Ceiling Canopy
8. Metal Barrel Cord Grip

Step 4: Assembling


Attach the shade by feeding the gunmetal cord through the bottom of the shade and threading the barrel cord grip onto the cluster body.

Step 5: Drive with your brights on!


We used three LED Tube Candelabra bulbs for this particular build, but depending on what you find to turn into a shade we have plenty of bulb options to choose from!  You can put a vintage vibe into any space with this up-cycled lighting project. 
Send us photos of your salvaged projects!