Our DIY Fabric Wire by the Foot 16 g. in black is a specialty wire that has limited applications but is ideally suited to create extension cords. However, this wire is not intended to be used in lighting applications. For your convenience, we sell it by the foot, so you can order as much or as little as you need.
This heavy-duty 16 gauge color cord is SJT, has 3 conductor wires, and is rated for up to 300V. Each cord has 3 wires surrounded by a jacket and a thermoplastic insulated cover and is finished with a braided rayon cloth. We recommend ordering 1-2 feet more than you need to compensate for length cuts and wire stripping.
It is important to note that this product is not designed for compatibility with our sockets, canopies or other lighting accessories. If you are looking to build a light fixture please shop our selection of 18g. SVT wire. With all lighting projects and DIY fixture assembly, we always recommend consulting a licensed electrician.
For traceability reasons on UL Listed products, we cannot accept returns for cut-to-order wire. As there can be various monitor settings and calibrations, colors may vary slightly from what you see on your screen, so we recommend that you order a sample to see the color in person. It is important to confirm that the specifications and color of this wire are suitable for your project prior to ordering.
- Sold by the foot
- UL Listed, File No. ZJCZ.E471255
- SJT-B Flexible Electrical Wire
- 3 conductors, 16 gauge
- 11/32 overall diameter
- Rated up to 105 degrees Celcius/221 degrees Fahrenheit
- Interior Use Only
Frequently Asked Questions
What are your shipping options?
We offer a variety of shipping options. We offer free shipping on eligible orders, along with various ground and express options from FedEx and USPS. See more about our shipping options and policy here.
What is your return policy?
All eligible products must be returned within 30 days of delivery. Wire by the foot, custom fixtures, custom power cord whips and light bulbs are not eligible for returns. For more return information please see our return policy here.
Do you ever run promotions or sales?
Yes! Be sure to sign up for our mailing list to receive information about all promotions, sales, DIY projects and more!
What are your payment options?
We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Android Pay, Amazon Pay and ShopPay.
Do you offer designer discounts?
Absolutely! Read more about our designer and trade program here.
- James S.Verified BuyerRated 5 stars3 months agoReviewingDIY Fabric Wire by the Foot 16 g. - BlackThe wire is very good
The wire is very good quality. I was able to adapt it to my hanging pendant lights and they look like new.
I want to give a special thanks to Jordan who was very helpful.
JimWas this helpful?CCColor Cord Company3 months agoHey Jim - Jordan here! Thank you so much for the kind review and I am so glad that we were able to get you just what you needed! We look forward to your future orders and appreciate you taking the time to write such a positive note.
- Clayton S.Verified BuyerRated 5 stars6 months agoReviewingDIY Fabric Wire by the Foot - 16 g. GunmetalGreat experience.
The product I received was just as described online. Good description online as well so there was no confusion as to if this was a 2 or3 conductor wire. Wire is of good quality and the fabric covering matched the online color exactly. The wire shipped quickly and was delivered about 5 days after I ordered it. Customer service was very quick to respond via email with my questions. I will buy again with confidence. Nice to find an outlet to buy specialty wires for my custom electrical projects.Was this helpful?CCColor Cord Company6 months agoThat is fantastic to hear! We are so glad that you've had such a positive experience - we work hard to ensure that our customers are well taken care of. Thank you for your business!
- Jason C.Verified BuyerRated 5 stars1 year agoReviewingDIY Fabric Wire by the Foot - 16 g. BrassStylish and handsome cord. Easy
Stylish and handsome cord. Easy to work with. Received promptly. Makes the light much more attractive.Was this helpful?CCColor Cord Company1 year agoWe really appreciate your kind review. It means a lot to us!
- John K.Verified BuyerRated 5 stars1 year agoReviewingDIY Fabric Wire by the Foot 16 g. - BlackExcellent cloth covered cord
I needed a high quality cloth covered cord to replace a 1920 era power cord for a player grand piano. The cord I purchased from Color Cord Company was an excellent compliment to the meticulous restoration that I am doing on a very fine Mason & Hamlin Ampico B piano. Thanks for the excellent product!Was this helpful?CCColor Cord Company1 year agoThat sounds like such an interesting project! Thank you for sharing your experience.
- Ryan B.Verified BuyerRated 5 stars1 year agoReviewingDIY Fabric Wire by the Foot 16 g. - BlackGreat cord, worked perfectly.
Great cord, worked perfectly.Was this helpful?CCColor Cord Company1 year agoThank you for your kind review. We really appreciate it!