Sunday, May 13

Exposed Ductwork

I've been thinking about how to add exposed ductwork to the ceiling of the coffee shop.

Here is what I came up with so far.

If I add beams across the ceiling I can hang my ducts from them like this.

I'm using a roll of electrical conduit tubing I discovered at Lowes.  It is 1/2 inch in diameter which is about the same size as real life a/c ducts. 

This is a small piece of it in place.  It is hanging with wire that I wrapped around two nails.

I still need to figure out how to run the wiring for the lights.  I guess I should do that first?

I want "pot" lights and two hanging fixures on this ceiling.  I will be using LED lights from Evans Designs.

Hope everyone had a great Mother's Day!  My kids took me out for lunch at Red Robin.  YUM!

My daughter and I also stopped at Michaels.   I got the Martha Stewart fringe scissors I've been wanting to try.   I forgot my 40% off coupon but the sweet cashier gave me the discount anyway!

Maybe it was her way of saying "Happy Mother's Day!"  :D


Troy said...

Looking good, and Happy Mothers Day!

dalesdreams said...

Oh, my goodness! I love it! Exposed duct work for the dollhouse.

I have to share this with hubby the engineer. We spend most of our time looking up.

Good for you for being so innovative! :)

Josje said...

Love the tubing you found, it will look great as the exposed ductwork!
How lucky you still got 40 % off your purchase. Those kinds of discounts hardly ever come up where I live, only when a shop goes out of business!

CWPoppets said...

Love that idea! And it looks so real!

Giac said...

Hello Kathi,
I'm glad you had a happy mother's day!
I think the duct you chose looks very good. The scale of the tubing is realistic and it translates very well into a miniature scene...brilliant!
Have a great week,

Kathi said...

Thanks everyone!
I've decided that I need a roof top A/C unit. Not sure how I will make that! Stay tuned. :D

Lucille said...

I love that tubing, Kathi! You have such a knack for finding useful things for your minis.

pinehaven said...
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pinehaven said...

How cool is that?!
Don't you just love it when the lightbulb goes on over your head?
You're doing a great job! Really like your blog.