I hate tossing out nice bits of timber, so they just hang around forever. My DIY people have the same dilemma I've always hated the flouro lights above the work table in my wife's studio, so I thought I would replace them with something made from some saved timber. There are bits of cedar skirting and kauri flooring from an early 90s PPOR reno. There are bits of old pine from a wardrobe I demolished in a subsequent PPOR. There are bits of what could be old maple from a cot my grandfather made in the 50s that all my cousins and then my kids used. There are some cedar strips from a door I cut down at home and some nice, hard bits of red timber I found in the roof of our current PPOR. That light has a lot of history in it. I ripped the bits down and assembled each side dry and then glued it all up. There are flouros inside on two switches so we can have warm light for dinners and parties, and brighter light when there are people working at the table. The length ended up at just under 2400mm. Boy, it's a heavy thing. The base of the fitting is Perspex, so it's sort of like an inverted light box. There are some Perspex window slots in the sides, too.