Wall Lights and Phoebe
Golden, Colorado: October 1, 2005
Mike's big project for the past two weeks has been the installation of the wall lights. The lights are thinner than the
concrete block we are installing them in, so we have pretty much settled on a design where he:
In these pictures, the only part of the light that you see is the black grill. They look pretty good at night. We wanted lights to keep the wall
from looking like some giant black mass at night as well as to provide ambiance for a future patio.
- drills a square hole in the front side of the block to fit the grill
- drills a round hole in the back of the block for the electrical conduit
- installs the light with a piece of wood on either side (the light itself is narrower than the grill), such that no screws are needed to keep it in place
- puts a metal backplate against the inside of the front part of the block in order to keep the gravel from getting into the light
- mounts the conduit to the backplate
- runs the wires and the conduit out the back of the block
Meanwhile, Phoebe takes advantage of the stair formation I made when I started taking the caps into the back yard. I loosely placed
some on the lower of the two planters (that one is just about done) while trying to plan for bulbs. We can plant bulbs up 'til the beginning of
December here, so I have a pile of them awaiting the completion of the wall. I think it would look cute to have tulips along the wall and planters in the
The blocks are still deemed quite rubbable.