Light Switch Covers Design Files

#1

I meant to upload these designs back when I made my lightswitch covers and forgot to. I was recently reminded to do it, so here they are:

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The green area is for engraving a well for the tiny tiles, so if you don’t have those just ignore the operation. The brown lines are score lines just to add interest–you can substitute whatever you like for those.

Enjoy!

Almost forgot: if your switch hardware requires a bit of a hollow behind the switch to hold the electrical guts, here is a piece you can attach to the back (I had to for the smaller switch), make it out of veneer or 1/8" plywood. I didn’t need one for the larger switch so you’ll have to make your own.
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Edit 3/14/2019 (Pi day!): adding the double switch cover file that I used for my living room, posted here.

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Light Switch Covers
Double light switch cover
#2

Awesome! Always loved this design with the little teensy tiles! :grinning:

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#3

Thank you sooooomuch!!! I’ll reply later with a photo of my new switch plate based on your design. Thanks again!!

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#4

Decided to keep it much simpler. Didn’t use the tiles or the left switch cutout. Just added some fun graphics and made it just a hair oversized to cover some wall damage.

I used the medium Walnut PG. Thank you again for sharing!!

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#5

Well, that’s great! I’m glad it worked for you.

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#6

Thanks for the files

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#7

Thank you! Not sure where … but, will definitely use this!

Never bought the mini tiles … may have to revisit them now. :slight_smile:

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#8

Inspired by your post, although I had to build my own since it was 2 switches. :slight_smile:
Daughter is addicted to Disney Descendants

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#9

Perfect!

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#10

Also, if you’re working out of Illustrator for things like this where dimensions matter - Always save as SVG, never export as SVG. For some reason the latter gets the dimensions off, which results in something like this first print:

rather than the 2nd. Really need to get in the habit of testing new designs with cardboard.

I know it’s plain, but the last time I did an outlet cover I went overboard and lost much of a day to a star trek themed rabbit hole:

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#11

Save As… is the recommended way from GF so I’d also recommend that too (disclaimer out of the way)

But I never do Save As unless I need to take the file to another machine that ingests SVG. You probably have “responsive” on for your SVG export if your dimensions are that problematic. Search for Export on the forum and you’ll find the AI settings to use

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