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Chandelier Slides On Old Hay Track Carrier
To add just the right touch to their rustic living room, Bob and Nancy Bugger of Effingham, Ill., mounted a homemade chandelier - equipped with five big lantern-shaped lights - on a hay track carrier salvaged from an old family barn.
  They can slide the chandelier anywhere along the track to put light exactly where it's needed.
  Their living room measures 24 ft. long, and the track is 18 ft. long. The chandelier hangs about 7 ft. off the floor. The track bolts onto a wooden beam at each end of the room, using the original hangers. However, the center of the room has a higher ceiling so there the track is suspended from a chain.
  Bugger used a steel wheel off an old horse-drawn cultivator to make the chandelier. A series of chains extend from the perimeter of the wheel up to the trolley.
  "It's a real conversation piece that fits nicely into our living room, which has a rustic old-time feel," says Bugger. "Going into the living room is like taking a step back in time. We finished the walls with salvaged barn siding and have a lot of dad's old farm equipment hanging on it. It's nice to be able to slide the chandelier over the card table whenever we play cards."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bob Bugger, 8971 E. 1025th Ave., Effingham, Ill. 62401 (ph 217 536-6516).

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2006 - Volume #30, Issue #4