Small Spaces: Unique Uses of Wood Brackets

by Jenny Rhead - Online Marketplace Manager

When you live in a small urban apartment, like me, often times the apartment does not come with much overhead lighting, and if it does come with overhead lighting, it’s overbearing fluorescent light from the 70’s that provides no ambience or hygge. The buildings in cities like Chicago, where we’re located, are often dated, yet have plenty of character, and in need of a creative renter to make the space their own.

At DOD, we create and manufacture decorative elements for, what we traditionally think of as, expensive and luxurious designs. However, as an urban, millennial dweller, all I can do is dream of that luxurious kitchen one day. So, I often see products that are meant to be used as one thing, as useful for another thing. For example, the Lexington Hood Support. It was developed to support larger-than-life hoods, hoods that make a statement and draw attention to the chef’s stove in a kitchen.

I had a problem in my apartment… not enough good hygge-style lighting. I had pendant lights, but not the know-how to hardwire them, nor could I hardwire said lights in my rented space. They were too heavy to hang from a hook that screws into the ceiling with a twist of the wrist. I thought to myself, “I think I know just the thing to hang these with!”
Behold, the re-imagined Lexington Hood Support as a pendant light bracket.

I am by no means an expert at installing things like this, but it was so easy!
First, definitely grab a level and make sure you line up your screws/drywall anchors just right.
Install the drywall anchors into studs, if possible, using the directions on the package.
Then, hang the bracket using the pre-installed keyholes on the back, wrap the light cord around, plug it in and VOILA!

Our Lexington Hood Supports are available in 5 species, and 3 pre-finished colors. We also have iron Lexington Hood Supports, which will be featured on the next blog post.
*We recommend staining or finishing the raw wood brackets to ensure durability and long-lasting beauty.*

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