I want to create some form of wooden panel to suspend about 2 or 3' from the
ceiling, in which to place a variety of lights (pendants and some small
flush mounted fittings). I was originally looking at track lighting, but
concluded that it was too expensive (about $500 for what I wanted, before
any light fittings!) and moreover, ugly. So I am thinking that if I can
come up with some creative shaped panel, fit the fittings to that, paint it
to match the ceiling and suspend with just enough room to allow the wires
and transofrmer (if I go for low voltage) to sit on top, it could look good
and cost a lot less.
My questions are:
Any views/opinions? Anyone seen anything like this before?
What should I use for the base - plywood or MDF?
Do I need to use low voltage for the fire hazard?