A bit of history. We completed a big remodel on our house 2 years back. I always wanted to light the stairs from under the hand rail with this led strip lighting I found. Over the last 2years I’ve tried to do this on the cheap, progressively spending probably way too much money trying to find off the shelf methods of installing this strip lighting in a solid way.
As with everyone else I have been stuck in the house this weekend and wanted to see what I could do with these newly released tools in the glowforge app.
This is what I came up with after measuring my lighting and the mounting space on the rails.
Took a bit of thought and a bit of combining of shapes with the outline tool but they came out pretty good on the first try after 30 or so minutes of careful measuring and use of the precision input tools to size everything.
Having verified my design I took another 30 minutes to convert a sheet of proofgrade maple hardwood into 60 of them. Followed closely by an hour of weeding and assembly.
Another 45 minutes of installation on three flights of stairs later and we get this…
I’ve definitely spent more than 3 hours trying to make this work with off the shelf parts over the years. (And likely way more than the cost of a single sheet of proofgrade and some screws) Definitely going to investigate the custom built bracket route next time I have a problem like this.