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Shanty Flip House Episode 6

We teamed up with Caséta by Lutron to bring you this project. All opinions are our own.

We are back with another Shanty Flip House Episode! As we are nearing the end of this renovation, we are focusing on customization in the finish-out! After installing Caséta by Lutron smart light switches in our homes, we knew it was a feature that we wanted to add in this flip house! We had the perfect project to integrate the Lamp Dimming Smart Plugs into and as always, we are sharing the free plans and how-to for the Corbel Light Sconces below! Just click the link below to watch the how-to!

Caséta by Lutron

Caséta by Lutron is the smartest way to control all of the lights, switches and fans in your home! They work with more smart home devices than any other lighting brand. We use ours with our Alexa’s and it is so awesome to be able to control everything with just our voices!

Our Favorite Features

Scheduling Ability

One of our favorite features of the Caséta wireless system is the scheduling ability! If you are away on vacation, you can set your lights to come on at different hours of the day to appear that you’re home. If you don’t want to come home to a dark home after work, you can also have the lights scheduled to turn on before you arrive!

Smart Phone App

Everything can be controlled from the Lutron App on your smart phone. You can label each device, group them together to create scenes and set schedules! It’s amazing!

Pico Remote

Each switch can also be controlled with the Pico Remote. You can turn your switch on or off and dim with just the push of a button!

The Project – Corbel Sconce Light

In the master bedroom of the flip house, there is an alcove that we designed as a backdrop for a bed. We had plans to plank the entire wall and build corbel light sconces to flank each side of the bed. With the exposed cords, we knew the Caséta smart plugs would be perfect for this spot!

STEP 1 – DRAWING THE CORBEL

Drawing a corbel on the 1×12

I used my miter saw to rip off the edge of the 1×12 to give me a square edge. These boards are often not square at the ends so this is our first step for any piece of wood we use in a project. If you don’t have a miter saw, you can use a jigsaw with a scrap piece of wood clamped down for your guide. Once I had a square edge, I free-handed a corbel design. You can refer to the free plans to see the measurements I used for my design.

STEP 2 – CUTTING THE CORBEL

Tracing the second corbel

I cut the first corbel out with my jigsaw and used it to trace for the second corbel. I did this for all three corbels. Note: Use the first corbel as the template for the other two to keep them all as similar as possible.

STEP 3 – CREATING A CORD CHANNEL

Channel cut in middle corbel

I used my jigsaw to cut a channel, in the middle corbel, for the cord to run though. Refer to the free plans for the exact measurements of my cuts. The middle corbel will now be two pieces.

STEP 4 – ATTACHING THE CORBELS TOGETHER

Applying wood glue to the back of the middle corbel

I applied wood glue to the back of the middle corbel pieces.

Attaching the middle corbel

Then, I placed it on top of one of the other corbels and attached them together with 1 1/4″ brad nails. The front edges of the corbels should be flush with each other.

Placing the cord inside the channel

I placed the cord inside the channel.

With the cord still inside the channel, I attached the remaining corbel on top of the middle corbel with 1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue. The edges should be flush with each other.

STEP 5 – ADDING TRIM TO THE CORBEL

Cutting the back cleat

I measured and cut the back, cleat and side trim pieces to size.

Attach side trim pieces

Using the back cleat as a spacer, I attached the 1×2 side, trim pieces with 1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue. The side trim should be flush with the back of the cleat. DO NOT ATTACH THE BACK CLEAT.

Attaching the top trim piece

I measured and cut the top trim piece to size. Then, I attached it tot he top of the corbel with 1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue. Make sure to attach your nails into the outside corbels and the side trim pieces to avoid hitting the cord.

HANGING THE CORBEL ON THE WALL

Step 1 – Attach the Cleat to the Wall

Because we planked the wall that the corbels would be attached to, we only used 2″ brad nails to attach them. If we were attaching the corbels directly to the drywall, we would have used wall anchors to attach the cleat to the wall.

Step 2 – Attach the Corbel to the Cleat

Once the cleat was attached to the wall, we slide the corbel over the cleat and attached it with 1 1/4″ brad nails from the side trim on the corbel and into the cleat.

Step 3 – Plug in the Lutron Lamp Dimming Smart Plug

The final step was to plug the Lamp Dimming Smart Plug into the outlet and then we plugged the cord into the smart plug! So easy and now we can control the corbel lights with our voice and/or our smart phones!

Now that’s a bright idea!

Make sure to check out all of the products available by Caséta by Lutron! They make having smart lighting in your home easy and fun!

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