Add Deck Lighting

sand with dremel multimax

  • Difficulty
    Medium

Add ambiance around your deck this season with a couple of well-placed accent lights. Tip: Once you have chosen which outdoor low-voltage lights you are installing, be sure to check the light manufacturer's safety guidelines.

You need
  • Tape measure
  • Low-Voltage Outdoor Lighting
  • Additional Electical Supplies may be needed - refer to lighting manufacturer instructions
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter
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Step 1

sand with dremel multimax

 

Measure the area you wish to cut out to install the light- ensuring you are avoiding any existing hardware that may be behind that area. Bear in mind that pressure treated wood (as shown here) may be a bit tougher to cut. Additionally, the maximum depth of cut that can be easily achieved with this application is 7/8".

Tip
Tip
Make sure you place the light at least 10 feet from any water source.
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Step 2

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Using the Dremel Multi-Max with the MM452 Wood and Metal Flush Cut Blade, cut the area you marked. This half-moon shaped blade will allow you to make smooth running cuts.

Tip
Tip
Allow your tool and accessory to do the work, do not force the accessory into the material you are cutting.
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Step 3

oscillate with dremel multimax

 

With the hole for your lighting complete, sand any rough areas using the Multi-Max with the MM14 Hook and Loop pad fixed with the MM70 Wood Sanding Paper. Feed the electrical cord through the hole and firmly set your new lighting fixture into place.

Tip
Tip
Once all of your lights are in place, refer to the light manufacturer's instructions for electrical installation tips.

Warning

To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.