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Need to cover 10” square hole in post & beam ceiling & add lighting

Holly Dungan
last month

Hi, I have a 1960 Alexander home that I’m remodeling. In the kitchen, we removed a large commercial hood that was vented up through the post and beam ceiling which has been removed. I now have a 10 in.² hole in the ceiling that I need to try to cover.

The hole is above my kitchen island, and I would like to install lights there. Wondering if anyone has any creative solutions to cover the whole? I was thinking a custom built wooden thin box to house the electrical wire and cover the hole, but my contractor says that will be expensive.

I looked for lighting which had large ceiling mounts, but I’m not seeing anything that sizable either. I would like two large pendant Sputnick like lights centered above the island. (I think!)

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